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MKTEMP

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: July 2014
Index Return to Main Contents
 

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

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> Report mktemp translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>  

AUTHOR

Written by Jim Meyering and Eric Blake.  

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)

The full documentation for mktemp is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and mktemp programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info coreutils aqmktemp invocationaq

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

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