Re: [htdig] Htmerge and out of space


Subject: Re: [htdig] Htmerge and out of space
From: Geoff Hutchison (ghutchis@wso.williams.edu)
Date: Tue Nov 30 1999 - 09:58:18 PST


At 8:44 AM -0500 11/30/99, Wayne Spivak wrote:
>set TMPDIR=/usr/tmp
>
>and can see TMPDIR if I do a set.
>Our db files are:
>
>-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 7008256 Nov 30 08:25 db.docdb
>-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 9631890 Nov 30 08:25 db.wordlist
>-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 0 Nov 30 08:52 db.wordlist.new
>-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 2048 Nov 30 08:52 db.words.db
>
>We have over 700mb free.

700MB free on what? /usr/tmp?

You don't mention what shell you're using, but under a Bourne shell,
'export TMPDIR' is usually the way I set variables. From the bash(1)
manpage:

The environment inherited by any executed command consists
        of the shell's initial environment, whose values may be
        modified in the shell, less any pairs removed by the unset
        command, plus any additions via the export and declare -x
        commands.

...

        export [-fn] [name[=word]] ...
        export -p
               The supplied names are marked for automatic export
               to the environment of subsequently executed com-
               mands.

In other words, only variables marked for export will be inherited by
new processes.

Hope that helps,

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online
http://wso.williams.edu/

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