[Gdal-dev] ECW with gdal_translate, temp files

Frank Warmerdam fwarmerdam at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 13:09:54 EST 2005

On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 20:05:51 +0200, Armin Burger <armin.burger at gmx.net> wrote:
> Hello,
> I compiled GDAL (daily build 20050329) with ECW support (binaries from gdal.org) under Linux. When I use gdal_translate to create an ECW or JP2 image, the conversion/compression seems to create temporary files: a directory with the name of the image and the extension .tmp under the root (/) partition and some files in it. My problem is that the '/' partition is too small to take all the temporary files, and the conversion crashes.
> Does anybody know if there's a possibility specifying another temp directory for these files, e.g. by setting an environment variable? Or if not, by specifying the temp directory during compilation?


You can set the TMP environment variable to the path to a different
temporary directory.

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