[Users] SOLVED Claws, Firefox and mailto

Michael Schwendt bugreporter at abwesend.de
Fri Dec 27 00:52:36 CET 2013

On Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:01:29 +0000, Frank Murphy wrote:

> Can you tell what you did,
> for other who may search for the fix?
> New converts may be benefited.

Well, how to set the TMPDIR environment variable depends on what "shell"
you use. If you use Fedora's defaults, that is "bash" (man "bash"). In
that case, you may edit the ~/.bash_profile file (the one in your user's
home directory) and add

  export TMPDIR=/var/tmp

to it, for example. Then, if you logout and log back in, both Firefox and
Claws Mail will use /var/tmp for temporary files. And when opening a
terminal, you can run

  echo $TMPDIR
  env|grep TMPDIR

to verify that the variable is set as expected.

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