--- Bill Moseley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> At 04:47 PM 10/09/02 -0700, Greg Fenton wrote:
> >I need the full path to the temporary file.
> >'%p' gives "./as8f4y75"
> That is the path to the temporary file (although that's doesn't look
> like a temporary file generated by swish).
This is not the FULL path as indicated by the docs. It is a relative
path. The docs should reflect this.
The example that is given in the docs (FileFilter description) is:
%p = "/tmp/tmp.1234.mydoc.txt"
but there is no mention of the fact that this is because TEMP is set.
> > export TEMP=/tmp
> >'%f' gives "as8f4y75"
> >'%d' gives "./" (not very useful in my opinion).
> It's useful if your filter needs to know just the directory name.
> Not sure why a filter might need that, but it's there just in case.
My point is that "./" is not very useful information. I would think
that the value of '%d' should be `pwd` instead of "./". If someone
ever wanted to use this value, then what good is "./" to them? What
good is "./foo" as a value for '%p'?
IMO, under all circumstances %p should be the full absolute path to the
temp file, %d should be the full absolute path to the parent dir of the
temp file, and %f should be the basename of the temp file. I don't
believe that the current behaviour makes much sense (though I'd be
happy to hear otherwise).
Thank you for clarifying the TEMP situation. Again, I believe that at
the very least the docs should be updated to reflect this information.
BTW: the filter I am using creates its own temporary directory and
chdir()'s to that, so "./as8f4y75" is not useful to it. I will set
TEMP and hopefully this resolves the issue.
For people who might be learning from this email (future Googlers),
check out the description of the TmpDir configuration directive.
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Received on Thu Oct 10 19:06:46 2002