standalone cygwin programs that use "/tmp" don't work

Warren Young
Tue Aug 13 06:38:00 GMT 2002

John R. McPherson wrote:
> Other than forcing users to create a "X:\\tmp" directory (or doing this
> during installation) or modifying the source code for these 3rd-party
> packages, is there any way to get the dll to use windows's %TEMP%
> or %TMPDIR% environment variables? 

You need to look into the way Cygwin handles the mount table.  For your 
purposes, it would probably be enough to simply set up a mount for /tmp 
to point to the user's %TEMP% during your normal installation process.

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