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Re: temporary file location

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  • Subject: [mg54211] Re: [mg54145] temporary file location
  • From: "David Annetts" <davidannetts at>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 22:17:00 -0500 (EST)
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Hi Erich,

> What is the best way of finding a directory where a temporary 
> file can be written? The methond should be as OS-independent 
> as possible.

I can't speak for Mac's but Windows & Unix's have the TMP environment
variable that you can usually query.

Run["set | grep TMP > env.txt"];
test = Import["env.txt"]

YMMV with grep (esp. on Windows).  



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