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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. If TEMPLATE is not specified, use tmp.XXXXXXXXXX.

-d, --directory
create a directory, not a file
-q, --quiet
suppress diagnostics about file/dir-creation failure
-u, --dry-run
do not create anything; merely print a name (unsafe)
--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 even here, mktemp still creates only the final component.
-p DIR
use DIR as a prefix; implies -t [deprecated]
-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.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report mktemp bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2009 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 'mktemp invocation'

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

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