mktemp

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.
       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: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
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COPYRIGHT
       Copyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU GPL
       version 3 or later <https://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 <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/mktemp>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) mktemp invocation'



GNU coreutils 8.32                 March 2020                          MKTEMP(1)