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Re: Globally redirecting output elsewhere than /tmp/
- From: Elfyn McBratney <elfyn at emcb dot co dot uk>
- To: fergus at bonhard dot uklinux dot net
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 17:22:49 +0100
- Subject: Re: Globally redirecting output elsewhere than /tmp/
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On Thu, 10 Jul 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> The directory /tmp seems to be hardwired into some applications as a
> repository for temporary files created during those applications' activity.
> (Rather than using env. vars. TEMP or TMP, I mean.)
'/tmp' is the UNIX 'Recycle Bin'. Some programs may have hard-coded '/tmp' and
some may use TMP or TMPDIR...
> Is there a way of globally diverting such temporary files elsewhere, as in
> "for /tmp read h:/temp throughout this session"?
> I've tried fiddling with all of alias, ln, mount, ..., but none of these
> seem to provide quite what's needed.
Well, `mount' should give you what you want here. Just
mount H:\\temp /tmp
do that before starting Cygwin.
> (Reason for asking: I am still experimenting with portable-Cygwin-on-a-CD.
> Then the un-write-ability of the directory /tmp and possibly of other
> directories too is occasionally proving to be problematic.)
Elfyn McBratney, EMCB
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