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pam-tmpdir-helper - create safe temporary directory



pam-tmpdir-helper - create safe temporary directory


<not invoked manually>


A helper binary for the pam_tmpdir module, pam-tmpdir-helper is invoked to create a secure temporary directory for the invoking user. It is quite simple and is called on behalf on the user by the session component of the pam_tmpdir module. It is not harmful to call it by hand, but will not give out any diagnostics, nor error messages, apart from its return value. It logs to syslog.


This program is not intended to be called directly by users and will log to syslog if it is called improperly (i.e., by some one trying exploit it).
Copyright © 2002-2012 Tollef Fog Heen <>.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Jun 25 2002 PAM-TMPDIR 0.04