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Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh's Temporary Directory: ~/mail.

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh's Temporary Directory: ~/mail.
Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2017 22:26:44 -0500

Ralph wrote:

> Anyone know why nmh uses ~/mail instead of /tmp?  The latter may well be
> tmpfs so no disk is hit, and cleaning it isn't nmh's problem.

Not off hand.  It looks like $MHTMPDIR was introduced between MH 6.8.5
and the entry of nmh into CVS.  MH 6.8.5 hard-coded the use of /tmp/.

The thread beginning at
has the most recent discussion.  But the introduction of ~/mail
(`mhpath +`, actually) was before that.

Personally, I set $TMP.


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