I'm testing an app that uses the System temp Directory. Inside of the app, there is some call to a Cocoa function to query this. Is there a way for me to query for this directory name outside of having to write a Cocoa app of my own? Possibly a command that I can issue in Terminal?
Just type this command into Terminal. With zero arguments it'll print the names and values of variables in the environment.
Alternative with a bit more typing:
OS X has Python pre-installed, though not necessarily a fresh Python; but this is not cutting-edge stuff.
Open a terminal
cat > hack.py import tempfile print tempfile.gettempdir() ^D python hack.py