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mktemp (1g)

Name

mktemp - create a temporary file or directory

Synopsis

mktemp [OPTION]... [TEMPLATE]

Description

MKTEMP(1)                        User Commands                       MKTEMP(1)



NAME
       mktemp - create a temporary file or directory

SYNOPSIS
       mktemp [OPTION]... [TEMPLATE]

DESCRIPTION
       Create a temporary file or directory, safely, and print its name.  TEM-
       PLATE 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  restric-
       tions.

       -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  (C) 2017 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.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+--------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |  ATTRIBUTE VALUE   |
       +---------------+--------------------+
       |Availability   | file/gnu-coreutils |
       +---------------+--------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted        |
       +---------------+--------------------+
SEE ALSO
       mkstemp(3C), mkdtemp(3C), mktemp(3C)

       Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/mktemp>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) mktemp invocation'



NOTES
       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source  was  downloaded  from   https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/core-
       utils-8.27.tar.xz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils.



GNU coreutils 8.27                March 2017                         MKTEMP(1)