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

2017-03-06 06:36:01
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
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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