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bug #30803: texmacs trashes .TeXmacs/system/tmp on entry

Submitted by:  Sam Liddicott <samjam>
Submitted on:  Wed 18 Aug 2010 09:33:28 AM UTC  
Category: EditorPriority: 5 - Normal
Item Group: ErrorStatus: Fixed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Joris van der Hoeven <vdhoeven>
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Closed
Release: Release: None
Fixed Release: NoneFixed Release: 

Wed 27 Nov 2013 05:08:47 PM UTC, comment #4:

Fixed in revision 7922. A better way to clean up the tmp directory remains to be implemented under Windows.

Joris van der Hoeven <vdhoeven>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sat 22 Sep 2012 06:52:45 AM UTC, comment #3:

With Qt we have QCoreApplication::applicationPid(), which will hopefully work under windows.

Miguel de Benito <mdbenito>
Project Member
Thu 09 Aug 2012 09:49:20 AM UTC, comment #2:

We should use subdirectories named after the process id.
If someone has the courage to implement that (notice that
it should also work under Windows).

Joris van der Hoeven <vdhoeven>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Wed 30 Mar 2011 02:21:31 PM UTC, comment #1:

examination of source shows that this is done on entry, not on exit

Sam Liddicott <samjam>
Project Member
Wed 18 Aug 2010 09:33:28 AM UTC, original submission:

It is NOT a good thing for texmacs to blindly trash all of .TeXmacs/system/tmp on exit.

It's wrong for texmacs to assume that only one session will be running at a time when it also takes no steps to make sure that only one process will be running at a time.

I have long-running texmacs sessions and also simultaneous short-running texmacs sessions under Makefiles to do batch conversions from .tm or .tmml to other formats.

Once the batch conversion has quit, it trashes my .TeXmacs/system/tmp which ruins some image rendering in my long-running texmacs session.

Maybe each process can have a subdirectory named after it's process id?

Sam Liddicott <samjam>
Project Member


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Wed 27 Nov 2013 05:08:47 PM UTCvdhoevenStatusNone=>Fixed
      Assigned toNone=>vdhoeven
    Sat 22 Sep 2012 06:52:45 AM UTCmdbenitoCategoryNone=>Editor
      Item GroupNone=>Error
    Mon 16 Jul 2012 04:45:47 PM UTCsamjamDependencies-=>bugs #36785 is dependent
    Mon 16 Jul 2012 04:43:21 PM UTCsamjamSummarytexmacs trashes .TeXmacs/system/tmp on exit=>texmacs trashes .TeXmacs/system/tmp on entry

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