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Re: gnuplot won't work with new net release
- To: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- Subject: Re: gnuplot won't work with new net release
- From: Mumit Khan <khan at NanoTech dot Wisc dot EDU>
- Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2000 19:39:11 -0500
Chris Faylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> /tmp is a valid Windows path. The Windows command shell may not
> recognize it but it is a valid path name and many programs, especially
> ones with UNIX origins will properly understand it whether they are
> cygwin programs or not.
This is a tricky problem because of the way Octave communicates with
gnuplot, which is natively compiled. Those who are Octave users probably
know of my attempts to tackle this problem eons ago, only to be stumped
by the ridiculous licensing used by gnuplot back then (changed since
from what I understand, but I've rather lost my appetite for it).
One thing you could try until we can fix this correctly is to use
$ export TMPDIR=.
to make sure the tempnam() that Octave uses to create the temporary
filename uses current directory. That should help gnuplot find the
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