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authorNils Gillmann <>2018-05-05 19:53:53 +0000
committerNils Gillmann <>2018-05-05 19:53:53 +0000
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man: gnunet.conf.5: Document GNUNET_TMP
Signed-off-by: Nils Gillmann <>
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diff --git a/doc/man/gnunet.conf.5 b/doc/man/gnunet.conf.5
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--- a/doc/man/gnunet.conf.5
+++ b/doc/man/gnunet.conf.5
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-.TH GNUNET.CONF "5" "12 Aug 2013" "GNUnet"
+.TH GNUNET.CONF "5" "05 May 2018" "GNUnet"
gnunet.conf \- GNUnet configuration file
@@ -40,6 +40,12 @@ will be replaced with the respective value at runtime. The main use of
this is to redefine "$GNUNET_HOME", which by default points to "$HOME/.config/".
By setting this variable, you can change the location where GNUnet stores
its internal data.
+gnunet.conf accepts the variable "GNUNET_TMP" which we suggest to use in
+place of the absolute definition of "/tmp".
+So instead of "/tmp/foo" you would write "$GNUNET_TMP/foo".
+ The usage of "$GNUNET_TMP/foo", will result in "$TMPDIR/gnunet/foo", or
+ "$TMP/gnunet/foo" and finally, if "TMPDIR" is undefined, "/tmp/gnunet/foo".
The following options are generic and shared by all services: