I assume the per-user TEMP directory is for SECURITY. It's ACL'd so that
no-one else but you or the local Administrators group can access it.
Multiuser Windows NT/2000 machines are not that unusual, especially with the
growing popularity of Terminal Server. If you relied on all apps to
correctly set ACLs in a shared temp directory, you'd be living in a fool's
/George, who detests the long filenames with spaces too
My father was having a lot of security problems in his lingerie store
because women were stealing underwear in the dressing rooms. He installed
cameras in there. He's still getting ripped off but he makes it all back on
the video sales.
-- Danny Koch
(Randomly auto-generated by http://SmartBee.org)
/George V. Reilly mailto:george@...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Moore, Paul" <Paul.Moore@...-it.com>
To: "'Ron Aaron (Comforce/RhoTech)'" <a-rona@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2000 1:57 AM
Subject: RE: 6.0q: gzip plugin on NT problem
> From: Ron Aaron (Comforce/RhoTech) [mailto:a-rona@...]
> > As a workaround, set your $TMP to something more sane, like 'C:\TMP'.
> > However, out of the box, Win2K anyway sets the TMP dir to
> > some really long name with tildes in it.
> While it's not solving the Vim problem, I recommend that in W2K, users
> should *always* delete the user-level settings for $TEMP and $TMP. The
> system then uses the system-level values, which are the old standard
> The W2K user-level default for $TMP and $TEMP is indeed a long filename -
> with spaces rather than tildes in it. Vim is switching to the short form
> which has tildes rather than spaces, which helps, but obviously not
> This stupid default breaks far more than just Vim.
> Why there is any value in having user-specific temporary directories is
> beyond me.