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On TMP, TEMP... variables
- From: Angelo Graziosi <angelo dot graziosi at alice dot it>
- To: Cygwin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2010 19:03:15 +0200
- Subject: On TMP, TEMP... variables
I remember that there was some discussion on December[*] regarding these
environment variables. The conclusion was, if I remember correctly, that
Cygwin, by default, *does not set* them, like GNU/Linux systems.
Indeed my Windows installation sets them but Cygwin shows that they *are
$ echo $TEMP
$ echo $TMP
$ echo $TMPDIR
Now in http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/setup-env.html I read:
"In addition to PATH, HOME, and LD_LIBRARY_PATH, there are three other
environment variables which, if they exist in the Windows environment,
are converted to UNIX format: TMPDIR, TMP, and TEMP[...] If set, these
variables will be used by some Cygwin applications, possibly with
These words seem to contradict the above statement. So, how is the 'matter'?
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