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MKTEMP

Section: User Commands (1)

Updated: March 2015

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NAME

mktemp - create a temporary file or directory

SYNOPSIS

mktemp [OPTION]... [TEMPLATE]

DESCRIPTION

Create a temporary file or directory, safely, and print its name. TEMPLATE must contain at least 3 consecutive 'X's in last component. If TEMPLATE is not specified, use tmp.XXXXXXXXXX, and --tmpdir is implied. Files are created u+rw, and directories u+rwx, minus umask restrictions.

-d, --directory
create a directory, not a file:
-u, --dry-run
do not create anything; merely print a name (unsafe):
-q, --quiet
suppress diagnostics about file/dir-creation failure:
--suffix=SUFF
append SUFF to TEMPLATE; SUFF must not contain a slash. This option is implied if TEMPLATE does not end in X:
-p DIR, --tmpdir[=DIR]
interpret TEMPLATE relative to DIR; if DIR is not specified, use $TMPDIR if set, else /tmp. With this option, TEMPLATE must not be an absolute name; unlike with -t, TEMPLATE may contain slashes, but mktemp creates only the final component:
-t
interpret TEMPLATE as a single file name component, relative to a directory: $TMPDIR, if set; else the directory specified via -p; else /tmp [deprecated]:
--help
display this help and exit:
--version
output version information and exit:

AUTHOR

Written by Jim Meyering and Eric Blake.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>

Report mktemp translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2014 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.

This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

mkstemp?(3), mkdtemp?(3), mktemp?(3)

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/mktemp>

or available locally via: info '(coreutils) mktemp invocation'


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