[OS X TeX] latexit issues

David Watson dewatson at mac.com
Sun Jun 15 13:34:11 EDT 2008

According to the mktemp manual page, if there is an existing  
environmental variable TMPDIR then this will be used along with any  
specified prefix to generate a template string when the utility is  
If the user does not have a TMPDIR environmental variable, then "/tmp"  
is used along with the specified prefix.

On Jun 15, 2008, at 10:33 AM, Charilaos Skiadas wrote:

> But why is it generating this directory under /var instead of under / 
> tmp, which seems to me would be the proper place?
> On Jun 15, 2008, at 11:21 AM, David Watson wrote:
>> That is normal behavior; the script is generating a temporary  
>> directory in order to do its work.
>> On Jun 15, 2008, at 10:12 AM, Jan Anderssen wrote:
>>> i also noticed that one of the environment variables that's set  
>>> here is:
>>> TMPDIR=/var/folders/Er/ErMXeTzaFxyj9Nbt1EHATk+++TM/-Tmp-/
>>> i have no idea where that's coming from - presumably from the  
>>> operating system - but it seems to be missing for you. maybe  
>>> that's something that could lead somewhere?
> Haris Skiadas
> Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
> Hanover College

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