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Re: The $TEMP env var


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: The $TEMP env var
Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 13:25:12 -0400
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Jim.Hyslop wrote:

>Aside - why is the mail server making this the from address:
>
>>From: address@hidden
>>[mailto:address@hidden
>>Behalf Of Derek
>>Robert Price
>
>
>It used to be much simpler.


I'm not seeing that behavior in any of hte messages showing up on bug-cvs.

>In any case, Derek wrote:
>
>>Anyone know why $TEMP is mentioned in the manual?  I can't find any
>>reference to it in the source.  Just $TMPDIR, or $TMP on Windows.
>
>Possibly because of legacy - way back in the days of MS-DOS, there was no
>real agreement on whether the environment variable should be TEMP or
TMP. As
>a result, applications had to check both variables to find the temp
>directory.
>
>Nowadays, the standard on Windows XP is to use provide variables. They
>default to the same value, but it is possible to modify them so they have
>different values.


What's a "provide variable"?

Derek

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