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### Re: Re: CGI open of tmpfile

by rdfield (Priest)
 on Oct 22, 2002 at 13:15 UTC ( #207065=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: CGI open of tmpfile
in thread CGI open of tmpfile

I don't think that this is particularly good advice. Please correct me if I am wrong, but the CGI docs clearly state that temp dirs are found in the following order:

• ~user/tmp
• \$ENV{TMPDIR}
• the usual suspects (/usr/tmp, /var/tmp, C:\temp, /tmp, /temp, ::Temporary Items, and \WWW_ROOT)
I don't see any mention of it looking at the value of \$TempFile::TMPDIRECTORY (whatever that might be) and I certainly wouldn't recommend anyone start hacking CGI.pm.

rdfield

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Re: Re: Re: CGI open of tmpfile
by tune (Curate) on Oct 22, 2002 at 17:29 UTC
You are right. But what if he or his sysadmin created another tmp directory, and disabled all the places, where CGI.pm looks after? I don't think that's impossible. What can he do then instead of hacking?

--
tune

\$ENV{TMPDIR} = '/some/writable/directory';?

rdfield

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