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: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>

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

SEE ALSO

mkstemp(3), mkdtemp(3), mktemp(3)

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/mktemp>

or available locally via: info '(coreutils) mktemp invocation'

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 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.