[tex-live] xindy doesn't work on windows

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Aug 22 23:34:32 CEST 2012

On 2012-08-22 at 12:56:09 +0100, Philip TAYLOR wrote:

 > Akira Kakuto wrote:
 > > Dear Ulrike,
 > > 
 > >> I:\Z-Test>set TEMP="J:\temp temp"
 > > 
 > > Probably TMPDIR is prefered.
 > > Try
 > > set TMPDIR="J:\temp temp"
 > > 
 > > Thanks,
 > > Akira
 > What is the reason for this, Akira-san ?  The two normal environment
 > variables controlling the location of temporary files are "TEMP" and
 > "TMP"; from where does "TMPDIR" originate ?

TMPDIR is used on Unix.  The reason why it's checked first is because
though Cygwin is a Unix like system, the Windows environment is
inherited.  A few variables are even adapted so that Windows paths can
be used.

Here is an excerpt (Cygwin on XP):


In order to allow Cygwin users to control the behaviour by setting
TMPDIR, this variable must have the precedence.


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