Q34251: C.TMP Files in Current Directory
Article: Q34251 Product(s): See article Version(s): 1.00 Operating System(s): MS-DOS Keyword(s): ENDUSER | | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 2-SEP-1988 Question: Every time I edit a file with the Microsoft Editor, I receive a C.TMP file in that directory. I am using DOS Version 2.10. Why is it creating this file? Response: The C.TMP file is where the editor keeps its information about previous files that have been edited. This file normally is called M.TMP; however, due to a limitation of DOS Versions 2.x, the editor believes its name is C rather than M. The files are placed in the directory where the file was edited because unless the INIT environment variable is set, the .TMP file is written to the current directory. When using M on DOS Versions 2.x, change the tag field of the TOOLS.INI from [M] to [C] and set the INIT environment variable to the directory that contains TOOLS.INI.
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