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Linux 2.6 - man page for mktemp (linux section 1)

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.

       -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 slash.	This option is implied if
	      TEMPLATE does not end in X.

       --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

       -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 and Eric Blake.

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

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C)  2010  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.

GNU coreutils 8.5			  February 2011 				MKTEMP(1)


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