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temporary directory path.
TMPDIR constant holds the temporary directory
absolute path of a Scilab process. Each Scilab process has its own
temporary directory, created and referenced to
during Scilab startup. The temporary directory is deleted when Scilab
The temporary directories are created as subdirectories of the system temporary directory and named SCI_TMP_<unique> where <unique> is some number generated at Scilab startup for the name to be unique. Under GNU/Linux, UNIX and Mac OS X, directory access rights are limited to the Scilab user.
TMPDIR constant cannot be altered during
Scilab execution. However, under GNU/Linux, UNIX and Mac OS X, the system
temporary directory (usually
/tmp) can be selected by
TMPDIR system variable.
- SCIHOME — contains the path to preferences, history files of your Scilab session.
- SCI — variable containing the value of the root path of Scilab.
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