where do I find the temp folder on a Mac?

Thomas McGrath III mcgrath3 at mac.com
Tue Nov 18 14:59:36 EST 2008

I'm sure some one else will answer this but I just wanted to comment:  
I thought the purpose of the temp folder was so that you would not  
need to clean up after writing to it? Is that not the case? besides  
the answers to your questions I am curious about this too.

Tom McGrath III
Lazy River Software
3mcgrath at comcast.net

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On Nov 18, 2008, at 2:45 PM, Sarah Reichelt wrote:
> So my question is: which one should I use?
> In my case, I need it to catch the output from a shell command running
> in the background.
> So the shell needs to be able to write, my Rev app needs to be able to
> read, and preferably to delete the file afterwards to tidy up.
> I have been using $TMPDIR and that works fine, but
> specialFolderPath("temp") looks a lot nicer.
> Are they all functionally the same or are there any differences,
> particularly if running a non-admin account?
> Cheers,
> Sarah

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