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Re: Does tramp respect (remote) TMPDIR?

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: Does tramp respect (remote) TMPDIR?
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2018 14:00:04 +0200
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Frederick Bartlett <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi!

Hi Fred,

> The problem seems to be that I do not have write rights to /tmp -- nor
> do I have the permissions necessary to change permissions on /tmp.
> (And I don't want to deal with my firm's IT bureaucracy. ;)
> So I set $TMPDIR -- but that still failed. But:
> $ echo $TMPDIR
> /u/fbartlet/tmp/
> Is there any way for me to change the remote tmp directory tramp uses?

You could instruct Tramp to use a given tmpdir by calling

(add-to-list 'tramp-connection-properties
             (list (regexp-quote "your remote host name")
                   "tmpdir" "/u/fbartlet/tmp/")

> Thanks!
> Fred

Best regards, Michael.

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