[OS X TeX] latexit issues
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:
>>> 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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