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mkdtemp(3) [redhat man page]

MKDTEMP(3)						     Linux Programmer's Manual							MKDTEMP(3)

NAME
mkdtemp - create a unique temporary directory SYNOPSIS
#include <stdlib.h> char *mkdtemp(char *template); DESCRIPTION
The mkdtemp() function generates a uniquely-named temporary directory from template. The last six characters of template must be XXXXXX and these are replaced with a string that makes the directory name unique. The directory is then created with permissions 0700. Since it will be modified, template must not be a string constant, but should be declared as a character array. RETURN VALUE
The mkdtemp() function returns a pointer to the modified template string on success, and NULL on failure, in which case errno is set appro- priately. ERRORS
EINVAL The last six characters of template were not XXXXXX. Now template is unchanged. Also see mkdir(2) for other possible values for errno. CONFORMING TO
Introduced in OpenBSD 2.2. Available since glibc 2.1.91. SEE ALSO
mkdir(2), mkstemp(3), mktemp(3), tmpnam(3), tempnam(3), tmpfile(3) GNU
2001-10-07 MKDTEMP(3)

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MKDTEMP(3)                                                   Linux Programmer's Manual                                                  MKDTEMP(3)

NAME
mkdtemp - create a unique temporary directory SYNOPSIS
#include <stdlib.h> char *mkdtemp(char *template); Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)): mkdtemp(): /* Since glibc 2.19: */ _DEFAULT_SOURCE || /* Glibc 2.19 and earlier: */ _BSD_SOURCE || /* Since glibc 2.10: */ _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L DESCRIPTION
The mkdtemp() function generates a uniquely named temporary directory from template. The last six characters of template must be XXXXXX and these are replaced with a string that makes the directory name unique. The directory is then created with permissions 0700. Since it will be modified, template must not be a string constant, but should be declared as a character array. RETURN VALUE
The mkdtemp() function returns a pointer to the modified template string on success, and NULL on failure, in which case errno is set appro- priately. ERRORS
EINVAL The last six characters of template were not XXXXXX. Now template is unchanged. Also see mkdir(2) for other possible values for errno. VERSIONS
Available since glibc 2.1.91. ATTRIBUTES
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7). +----------+---------------+---------+ |Interface | Attribute | Value | +----------+---------------+---------+ |mkdtemp() | Thread safety | MT-Safe | +----------+---------------+---------+ CONFORMING TO
POSIX.1-2008. This function is present on the BSDs. SEE ALSO
mktemp(1), mkdir(2), mkstemp(3), mktemp(3), tempnam(3), tmpfile(3), tmpnam(3) COLOPHON
This page is part of release 4.15 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, information about reporting bugs, and the latest version of this page, can be found at https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/. GNU 2016-07-17 MKDTEMP(3)

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