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bug #50522: Deprecate MHTMPDIR; use just TMPDIR and /tmp, and not ~/mail

Submitted by:  Ralph Corderoy <ralph>
Submitted on:  Sun 12 Mar 2017 07:05:02 PM UTC  
 
Category: EnhancementSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: None
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open

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Sun 12 Mar 2017 07:05:02 PM UTC, original submission:

nmh currently creates temporary files in ~/mail and they often get left behind, creating litter. Amongst the environment variables that override this is MHTMPDIR. Consensus on the mailing list was this could be deprecated, and later removed. POSIX defines TMPDIR and /tmp. Temporary files should be in /tmp unless overridden by TMPDIR.

Mailing list discussion: http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/nmh-workers/2017-03/msg00001.html

Ralph Corderoy <ralph>
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