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

On Mar  9 08:25, Andy Koppe wrote:
> On 8 March 2011 15:03, Andy Koppe wrote:
> >> On Mar Â8 13:49, David Sastre wrote:
> >>> 2011/3/8, Chris Sutcliffe wrote:
> >>> > 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. ÂI 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.
> >
> > Fair point. That avoids the situation where users with existing home
> > directories don't get a change.
> One more thought on this: LANG is set to C.UTF-8 in
> /etc/profile.d/lang.{c,}sh, which allows users to change or delete
> that without stopping /etc/profile from being updated. This approach
> might be appropriate here as well.

That's certainly feasible in some way, but I don't understand what
you're trying to accomplish.  In what situation would this have to be
changed on a per-system level?  Why isn't it sufficient that the
user can change it in the own user profiles?


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