20622RE: ctags problem?
- Aug 31, 2001Yes, this is exactly the situation I'm in (trying to use TagsMenu).
The documentation doesn't appear to offer an option for changing this..
So, did you define a new command for TagsMenu (involving a cd to another
directory, or something)?
From: lwwickla@... [mailto:lwwickla@...]
Sent: August 31, 2001 2:31 PM
Subject: Re: ctags problem?
Yes, I encountered that problem while trying to make TagsMenu work. As you
suggested, the problem is that when ctags tries to write to stdout, it
first writes a temporary file to be later printed to stdout.
FROM THE CTAGS.HTML help file
On Unix-like hosts where mkstemp() is available, the value of this variable
specifies the directory in which to place temporary files. This can be
useful if the size of a temporary file becomes too large to fit on the
partition holding the default temporary directory defined at compilation
ctags creates temporary files only if either (1) an emacs-style tag file is
being generated, (2) the tag file is being sent to standard output, or (3)
the program was compiled to use an internal sort algorithm to sort the tag
files instead of the the sort utility of the operating system. If the sort
utility of the operating system is being used, it will generally observe
this variable also. Note that if ctags is setuid, the value of TMPDIR will
The way that I resolved the problem was simply by running ctags from another
directory, which certainly isn't a convenient solution, but...
"Stuart, David" <D.Stuart@...> on 08/31/2001 09:39:05 AM
Subject: ctags problem?
Has anyone encountered this problem when running ctags?
V:\>ctags -f - --fields=+K *.java
ctags: cannot open temporary file : Permission denied
Obviously ctags is trying to open a temporary file somewhere that it
have permission to. Is there a way that I can specify the location of this
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