Dan Jacobson jidanni at dman.ddts.net
Mon Nov 4 19:13:32 EST 2002

>> >> P.S. in tips_and_tricks.html: "To avoid sending error messages by
>> >> email, generate an empty file called GIS_ERROR_LOG in your home
>> >> directory"
>> >> 
>> >> Well, tell users how to use a different name if they want to, instead
>> >> of having such a big ugly file name in their home directory. 
M> AFAIK you can use any filename (eg .rubbish) - untested.

M> Sorry, of course you cannot.

>> well, is there a variable involved?  how can it tell which file, etc....

M> Look here:
M> src/libes/gis/error.c

 *   Gives the message, msg, to the user.  Also print a message to 
 *   $GISBASE/GIS_ERROR_LOG if the file exists and is writeable; 
 *   and to the file $HOME in the users home directory if $HOME is set.
            ^^^ Shouldn't it say "that file in $HOME" ?!

M> Perhaps this should be changed to a variable

M> but that's an issue for the developers ML.
OK, I sent this there.

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