- TMP File
- A temporary file. Temporary files are generated by applications and should
be deleted automatically by the application that created them when they are
no longer required - unfortunately this frequently does not happen so
temporary files can tend to build up over time.
Temporary files can be deleted if they are no longer in use. Temporary files are commonly denoted by the file extension ".tmp", but this is not always the case. They typically are created in a directory designated as a temporary directory (meaning that the files in the directory are temporary files not that the directory itself is temporary), but some applications may create temporary files elsewhere.
For more information see:
- http://everything.explained.at/Temporary_file - Temporary file explained.