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Re: Unset TMP/TEMP in profile? (was Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] [1.7] Updated: cygwin-1.7.0-67)

2011/3/8, Chris Sutcliffe wrote:
> On 7 March 2011 17:46, Andy Koppe wrote:
>> On 7 March 2011 22:13, Ken Brown wrote:
>>> On 3/7/2011 8:42 AM, Andy Koppe wrote:
>>>> In the current 3.9-3, TEMP and TMP are unset in ~/.bashrc, as
>>>> suggested here by Corinna. Thing is, ~/.bashrc is only sourced for
>>>> non-login shells, yet the default console/mintty/rxvt shortcuts all
>>>> invoke bash as a login shell. In other words, this change might as
>>>> well not have been made as far as the vast majority of users are
>>>> concerned.
>>> I don't think that's right.  The default ~/.bash_profile sources
>>> ~/.bashrc,
>>> so the latter does get sourced for login shells.
>> You're right. I was under the wrong impression that that was new with
>> base-files 4.0.
> FWIW, I'd prefer to keep the unsetting of TEMP/TMP in ~/.bashrc (i.e.
> based on user preference) vs. /etc/profile, since I have multiple
> accounts on one of my machines and with my 'work' account, if I
> cygstart several different native Windows apps without TEMP/TMP being
> set they don't play nice.  I realize I could write wrapper scripts as
> per Angelo's suggestion, but I'd prefer not to.
> As the old adage goes, if it ain't broke, don't fix it...

As discussed in the ITA thread, one of the goals of base-files-4.0 is
not relying
in users' config files at all regarding any item that needs to be
defined (or undefined :)
So if TMP/TEMP has to be unset, or set to /tmp per default, or any
other default
decided here, that is something to be done in /etc/profile, IMHO.
Note that users with a login shell different from bash will be on
their own if the job
is done in any of the bashrc files (system-wide or user-level).

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