2017-12-22 03:42:44 UTC
uses the TMPDIR environment variable to specify an alternative to /tmp
when options such -p and -t are not given.
However, the documentation only mentions TMPDIR in the context of the -p
and -t options. The info page has an example that seems to imply the
general use of of TMPDIR but that is as far as it goes.
I think there should be an "ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES" section that lists
TMPDIR and explains how it is used.
I would supply a patch but I don't understand enough texinfo to be
able to figure out how to do this in doc/coreutils.texi. :-(
peace & happiness,