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

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh's Temporary Directory: ~/mail.
Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:35:44 +0000

Hi David,

> 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/.

6.8.5 was right;  /tmp can be hardcoded.

> The thread beginning at
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/nmh-workers/2014-01/msg00043.html
> has the most recent discussion.

That includes

    Here's what I'd like to change that to:


    * All nmh programs will put tmp files in the first non-null location
      of {MHTMPDIR, TMPDIR, TMP, MH Path directory}.

(TMP has already been axed.)  I think that list can be just TMPDIR,
/tmp, allowing for deprecation time of MHTMPDIR.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TMPDIR has some handy links.  TMPDIR is
POSIX, so is /tmp.

For ~/mail to be present seems most odd.  I can only think it was a
false sense of security, storing files probably under $HOME rather than

Cheers, Ralph.

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