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Re: performance and /tmp

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: performance and /tmp
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 12:50:01 -0500 (EST)

address@hidden writes:
> Given the issues about performce I thought I'd
> ask this "in the open" ... just to be sure:
>               "Is  it /tmp?"
> Not /var/tmp or tmpfile(3) or $TEMP or somthing like that?

In general, it's the directory specified by the first one of the
following that is specified:

1)  The directory specified by the -T global option.
2)  The value of the $TMPDIR environment variable.
3)  The default directory specified in options.h (which is /tmp unless
you've changed it).
4)  /tmp.

Unless, of course, your system doesn't provide a library function for
creating temporary files in a particular directory (mkstemp(),
tempnam(), or mktemp()).  In that case, it's whatever tmpnam(3) says.

-Larry Jones

It must be sad being a species with so little imagination. -- Calvin

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