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

From: Lyndon Nerenberg
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh's Temporary Directory: ~/mail.
Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2017 19:35:24 -0800

> On Mar 5, 2017, at 7:26 PM, David Levine <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/nmh-workers/2014-01/msg00043.html
> has the most recent discussion.  But the introduction of ~/mail
> (`mhpath +`, actually) was before that.
> Personally, I set $TMP.

The UNIX convention since forever has been to set $TMPDIR, on the assumption 
that mktemp() and friends are taking care of things.  I can't think of any 
reason why MH should be special in this regard.  This sounds like a candidate 
for more code removal.


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