Subject: Re: [htdig] Changing TMP Dir
From: Jeff Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jan 17 2000 - 12:35:29 PST
Gilles Detillieux wrote:
> > TMPDIR=/tmp
> > export TMPDIR
> > /usr/local/htdig/bin/htdig -i -c /usr/local/htdig/conf/hronline.conf -s
> > /usr/local/htdig/bin/htmerge -c /usr/local/htdig/conf/hronline.conf -s
> You're setting up the environment variable correctly, but that variable is
> only used for temporary files (e.g. sort files, files passed to external
> parsers), and not database files, which are intended to stick around
> after htdig or htmerge runs. You need to modify database_dir in your
> hronline.conf file. Or, perhaps you'll want to look into the -a option
> for htdig and htmerge.
Thank you for your response. Are you saying that you have to
use the -a option in order for the TMPDIR variable to be
The above script does not make htdig or htmerge use the /tmp
directory for any temporary files (the partition holding the
/tmp directory never loses any free disk space nor do any
files ever show up, even momentarily, in the /tmp directory).
I did want the final database files where they were, but I
need the work files (temporary files) to use /tmp because at
the height of the dig and merge process nearly twice as much
room is needed as when the process is completed.
Thank you again for your assistance.
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