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Re: LYNX-DEV "Cannot open.." in Win95

From: T.E.Dickey
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV "Cannot open.." in Win95
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 18:35:36 -0500 (EST)

> On Wed, 18 Mar 1998, T.E.Dickey wrote: 
> > > On Wed, 18 Mar 1998, T.E.Dickey wrote:  
> > > > > Setting temp=c:\tmp (and creating same) cured the "can't open"   
> > >   
> > > Part of this may have been fixed by Doug's last patch.  The other part is 
> > >  
> > > caused by #define TEMP_SPACE "/tmp/" in userdefs.h.  What is a safe thing 
> > >  
> > > to put there if people have no temp space defined?  
> > for DOS: "/" 
or "\\", if you prefer.  I meant to indicate locations that were guaranteed
to exist (but overlooked the NFS-mounted directories which may not be
writable as well).
> That didn't work quite right.  I finally came up with C: but you also need 
> to then putenv() that as well to make lynx happy.  It will be in the patch 
> I am working on.   
then "C:\\" or "C:/"  (if you don't, then you will get files written to
arbitrary locations, making them harder to find).

Thomas E. Dickey

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