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MKTEMP(P)			    POSIX Programmer's Manual				MKTEMP(P)

NAME
       mktemp - make a unique filename (LEGACY)

SYNOPSIS
       #include <stdlib.h>

       char *mktemp(char *template);

DESCRIPTION
       The mktemp() function shall replace the contents of the string pointed to by template by a
       unique filename and return template. The application shall initialize  template	to  be	a
       filename with six trailing 'X' s; mktemp() shall replace each 'X' with a single byte char-
       acter from the portable filename character set.

RETURN VALUE
       The mktemp() function shall return the pointer template.  If a unique name cannot be  cre-
       ated, template shall point to a null string.

ERRORS
       No errors are defined.

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES
   Generating a Filename
       The  following  example replaces the contents of the "template" string with a 10-character
       filename beginning with the characters "file" and returns  a  pointer  to  the  "template"
       string that contains the new filename.

	      #include <stdlib.h>
	      ...
	      char *template = "/tmp/fileXXXXXX";
	      char *ptr;

	      ptr = mktemp(template);

APPLICATION USAGE
       Between	the time a pathname is created and the file opened, it is possible for some other
       process to create a file with the same name. The mkstemp() function  avoids  this  problem
       and is preferred over this function.

RATIONALE
       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS
       This function may be withdrawn in a future version.

SEE ALSO
       mkstemp()  ,  tmpfile()	, tmpnam() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001,
       <stdlib.h>

COPYRIGHT
       Portions of this text are reprinted and	reproduced  in	electronic  form  from	IEEE  Std
       1003.1,	2003  Edition,	Standard  for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System
       Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003  by
       the  Institute  of  Electrical  and  Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the
       event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE  and  The  Open  Group
       Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The orig-
       inal Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

IEEE/The Open Group			       2003					MKTEMP(P)
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