%TEMP% Env Variable  
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crimzonthunder





PostPosted: Architecture General, %TEMP% Env Variable Top

Is there a need for having multiple values for the System's %TEMP% variable From a design point of view, is it safe to assume it as a single valued variable

Incase it is a multi-entry variable is there a registry entry or some reference that separates the %TEMP% value created by Windows and %TEMP% value created by a 3rd party program How can I make sure that I use the one that is defaulted/created by Windows

Thanks in advance!




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Dan Codorean





PostPosted: Architecture General, %TEMP% Env Variable Top

I think this would have usability implications… and most certainly privacy implications as well; both are better addressed with a unique %TEMP% value for each user context.

Dan


 
 
crimzonthunder





PostPosted: Architecture General, %TEMP% Env Variable Top

when I access the environmental variables through .NET, it gets the User related %TEMP%. No problem there.,

My main concern is if the variable is designed for supporting multiple values for example:

"C:\DOCUME~1\yourprofile\LOCALS~1\Temp;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80;C:\TEMP"

or is it just always expected to have a single value, example:

"C:\DOCUME~1\yourprofile\LOCALS~1\Temp"

Should I ever expect multiple values for %TEMP% variable in my program logic



 
 
Peter Ritchie





PostPosted: Architecture General, %TEMP% Env Variable Top

In .NET it's safer to use Path.GetTempPath(), it will deal with retrieving values from the TEMP env. variable if needed.