XDG_RUNTIME_DIR: When is a user logged out?

Thomas Kluyver thomas at kluyver.me.uk
Fri May 11 07:48:08 UTC 2018

Is there something else we can do to ask the system to keep XDG_RUNTIME_DIR around? Or should any application which might be run in nohup/screen just not rely on XDG_RUNTIME_DIR?


On Thu, May 10, 2018, at 4:08 PM, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Do, 10.05.18 15:27, Thomas Kluyver (thomas at kluyver.me.uk) wrote:
> > Thanks Lennart. Would it make sense for our application code to open
> > a Pam session in this scenario so it counts as a login? Sorry if
> > this is a silly question: I know ~nothing about how logins work.
> PAM sessions are generally something only privileged code can
> register, hence, no not really...
> Lennart
> -- 
> Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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