cv_debug.log appears in $HOME on Linux

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I've recently noticed a strange file in my HOME directory, and after some searching discovered it was probably created by Edge. Is there a way to move cv_debug.log to appear elsewhere? I could delete it, but I worry that it would just appear again later.


Some system information (although this appears on other distros and versions as well):

 * Ubuntu 22.04 (release candidate)

 * Edge Version 102.0.1227.0 (Official build) dev (64-bit)

 * Kernel: Linux kyle-ubuntu 5.15.0-25-generic #25-Ubuntu SMP Wed Mar 30 15:54:22 UTC 2022 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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I'm getting the same thing on Fedora 36.

Same in Ubuntu 22.10


On my Wndows 10, cv_debug.log file is placed in AppData\Local\Temp folder which is of TEMP or TMP environment variable.

On my LinuxMint 21.1, cv_debug.log file is placed in /tmp folder which is a standard directory and there seems no environment variables.

If I launched Edge with explicit declaration of temporary folder like as

export TMPDIR=/home/atlanto;microsoft-edge-dev

cv_debug.log file is placed in my home directory.


Yes, cv_debug.log normally appears in /tmp and it does exist there currently. The issue I am encountering is rare, and actually hasn't happened since May according to the timestamp in that file. Perhaps it only occurs on first launch (my current OS install is from May). TMPDIR is unset.