Add environment variable to create all temp-files at a user-defined location (outside the mapsets)
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Some Network Attached Storage (NAS) filers with snapshot backup on volume level do not allow to exclude specific file types or directories to be excluded from backup. If GRASS data DB is stored on such a storage system, temporary files can grow the snapshot file significantly until a point where available space is used up by backup files (how fast that happens depends on the snapshot frequency of course, and the time they are preserved).
Currently, it is not possible to redirect all temporary data to other storage locations. Would be great to have an environment variable that allows to specify a path (directory) where all temporary data will be stored.
Might be necessary to make a subdirectory per mapset within that directory... (Maybe an 8.0 thing?)