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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: Mon, 06 Mar 2017 07:12:52 -0500

Lyndon wrote:

> > 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.

Right, $TMP support was removed from nmh a while ago.  I mispoke, I should have
said that I set $TMPDIR to /tmp.


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