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Re: LYNX-DEV "Cannot open.." in Win95

 From: Wayne Buttles Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV "Cannot open.." in Win95 Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 20:53:17 -0500 (EST)

```The slash is appended to C: unless I am mistaken.  C:\\ and C:/ don't seem
to work.

On Wed, 18 Mar 1998, T.E.Dickey wrote:

> >
> >
> > On Wed, 18 Mar 1998, T.E.Dickey wrote:
> > > > On Wed, 18 Mar 1998, T.E.Dickey wrote:
> > > > > > Setting temp=c:\tmp (and creating same) cured the "can't open"
> > > >
> > > > Part of this may have been fixed by Doug's last patch.  The other part
> > > > is
> > > > caused by #define TEMP_SPACE "/tmp/" in userdefs.h.  What is a safe
> > > > thing
> > > > to put there if people have no temp space defined?
> > > for DOS: "/"
> or "\\", if you prefer.  I meant to indicate locations that were guaranteed
> to exist (but overlooked the NFS-mounted directories which may not be
> writable as well).
>
> > That didn't work quite right.  I finally came up with C: but you also need
> > to then putenv() that as well to make lynx happy.  It will be in the patch
> > I am working on.
> then "C:\\" or "C:/"  (if you don't, then you will get files written to
> arbitrary locations, making them harder to find).
>
> --
> Thomas E. Dickey