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.Dd 2015-10-08
.Dt MKTEMP 1
.Os sbase
.Sh NAME
.Nm mktemp
.Nd create temporary file or directory
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.Nm
.Op Fl dqtu
.Op Fl p Ar directory
.Op Ar template
.Sh DESCRIPTION
.Nm
creates a temporary file by generating a unique filename with
.Ar template ,
which has to have at least six 'X's appended to it.
If no
.Ar template
is specified, a default of 'tmp.XXXXXXXXXX' is used and the
tmpdir set to '/tmp' or, if set, the TMPDIR environment variable.
.Sh OPTIONS
.Bl -tag -width Ds
.It Fl d
Create a temporary directory instead of a file.
.It Fl p Ar directory
Use the specified
.Ar directory
as a prefix when generating the temporary filename.
The directory will be overridden by the user's
.Ev TMPDIR
environment variable if it is set.
This option implies the
.Fl t
flag (see below).
.It Fl q
Fail silently if an error occurs.
.It Fl t
Generate a path rooted in a temporary directory.
.It Fl u
Unlink file before
.Nm
exits.
This is slightly better than
.Xr mktemp 3
but still introduces a race condition.
Use of this option is not encouraged.
.El
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr mkdtemp 3 ,
.Xr mkstemp 3