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  2. JENKINS-60634

Define WORKSPACE_TMP=.../workspace/jobname@tmp

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      Jenkins 2.214, workflow-durable-task-step 2.36

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      WorkspaceList.createTempDir (JENKINS-27152) is used by various plugins, and from Pipeline builds you can even use pwd tmp: true to use this location for custom purposes, but this is awkward. In practice many scripts wind up just binding this to a variable (example). We should define it out of the box.

      $WORKSPACE is used for the main workspace (though not frequently needed as this is also the default working directory). $WORKSPACE_TMP seems like an intuitive name for the new property and matches the style of the @tmp suffix. Standard practice in Linux is to allow $TMPDIR to define a temporary directory, but using this variable name would result in a behavioral change for some existing scripts that may be unwanted, for example if /tmp is a RAM filesystem while the Jenkins workspace is persistent; we would like to offer a facility that users can opt in to where it makes sense (for example for project-specific caches) but not where it does not make sense (temporary files that are soon after deleted).

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            jglick Jesse Glick created issue -
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            Link This issue relates to JENKINS-27152 [ JENKINS-27152 ]
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            Status Open [ 1 ] In Progress [ 3 ]
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            Description {{WorkspaceList.createTempDir}} (JENKINS-27152) is used by various plugins, and from Pipeline builds you can even use {{pwd tmp: true}} to use this location for custom purposes, but this is awkward. In practice many scripts wind up just binding this to a variable ([example|https://github.com/jenkinsci/kubernetes-plugin/blob/281d296f9a5945094a59b0f6f7362cbceede762a/Jenkinsfile#L10]). We should define it out of the box. {{WorkspaceList.createTempDir}} (JENKINS-27152) is used by various plugins, and from Pipeline builds you can even use {{pwd tmp: true}} to use this location for custom purposes, but this is awkward. In practice many scripts wind up just binding this to a variable ([example|https://github.com/jenkinsci/kubernetes-plugin/blob/281d296f9a5945094a59b0f6f7362cbceede762a/Jenkinsfile#L10]). We should define it out of the box.

            {{$WORKSPACE}} is used for the main workspace (though not frequently needed as this is also the default working directory). {{$WORKSPACE_TMP}} seems like an intuitive name for the new property and matches the style of the {{@tmp}} suffix. [Standard practice in Linux|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TMPDIR] is to allow {{$TMPDIR}} to define a temporary directory, but using this variable name would result in a behavioral change for some existing scripts that may be unwanted, for example if {{/tmp}} is a RAM filesystem while the Jenkins workspace is persistent; we would like to offer a facility that users can opt in to where it makes sense (for example for project-specific caches) but not where it does not make sense (temporary files that are soon after deleted).
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            Remote Link This issue links to "jenkins #4414 (Web Link)" [ 24229 ]
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            Remote Link This issue links to "workflow-durable-task-step #128 (Web Link)" [ 24230 ]
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            oleg_nenashev Oleg Nenashev made changes -
            Status In Review [ 10005 ] Resolved [ 5 ]
            Resolution Fixed [ 1 ]
            Released As Jenkins 2.214
            jglick Jesse Glick made changes -
            Resolution Fixed [ 1 ]
            Status Resolved [ 5 ] In Review [ 10005 ]
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            Status In Review [ 10005 ] Fixed but Unreleased [ 10203 ]
            Resolution Fixed [ 1 ]
            Released As Jenkins 2.214 Jenkins 2.214, workflow-durable-task-step 2.36
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            Link This issue causes JENKINS-61197 [ JENKINS-61197 ]

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