const gchar*
g_get_tmp_dir (


Gets the directory to use for temporary files.

On UNIX, this is taken from the TMPDIR environment variable. If the variable is not set, P_tmpdir is used, as defined by the system C library. Failing that, a hard-coded default of “/tmp” is returned.

On Windows, the TEMP environment variable is used, with the root directory of the Windows installation (eg: “C:") used as a default.

The encoding of the returned string is system-defined. On Windows, it is always UTF-8. The return value is never NULL or the empty string.

Return value

Type: const gchar*

The directory to use for temporary files.

The data is owned by the called function.
The value is a file system path, using the OS encoding.