MC is clogging up my / partition while copying files over ssh and smb


I was moving some files around with mc over ssh (using the Left/Right
"shell link" option of mc), and after a few minutes i got the message
"No space left on device (28)". I checked the remote disk, and found out
that it had 80GB's of free space, so that couldn't be the problem. I
then got problems with various other programs crashing on my machine,
and when i was looking for the problem i noticed that there was no space
left on my / partition.

After searching around i found that my /tmp/mc-$user held all the files
i was copying over ssh, even the files that allready had been
transmitted (most likely these files will be removed after i quit mc,
but i still had mc running in another terminal).

I also tried transferring files to a mounted smb filesystem and over
ftp, and noticed that with files transferred to an smb-mount the files
are also copied to /tmp/mc-$user first, but with ftp the files are
transferred directly.

My question is: can this local cashing of files be disabled? It's really
annoying that i can only move the same amount of data over ssh and smb
then there is free space on my / partition.

I am using Midnight commander version 4.6.1a-35.el5, en mc --version

GNU Midnight Commander 2006-09-25-14
Virtual File System: tarfs, extfs, cpiofs, ftpfs, fish, smbfs, undelfs
With builtin Editor
Using system-installed S-Lang library with terminfo database
With subshell support as default
With support for background operations
With mouse support on xterm
With internationalization support
With multiple codepages support
Data types: char 8 int 32 long 32 void * 32 off_t 64 ecs_char 8

Kind regards,

Maarten van Kessel

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