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TEMPFILE(1)							   TEMPFILE(1)

       tempfile - create a temporary file in a safe manner

       tempfile [-d DIR] [-p STRING] [-s STRING] [-m MODE] [-n FILE] [--direc
       tory=DIR]     [--prefix=STRING]	   [--suffix=STRING]	 [--mode=MODE]
       [--name=FILE] [--help] [--version]

       tempfile creates a temporary file in a safe manner.  It uses tempnam(3)
       to choose the name and opens it with O_RDWR | O_CREAT  |  O_EXCL.   The
       filename is printed on standard output.

       The directory to place the file is searched for in the following order:

       a)     The directory specified by the environment variable  TMPDIR,  if
	      it is writable.

       b)     The directory specified by the --directory argument, if given.

       c)     The directory /tmp.

       -d, --directory DIR
	      Place the file in DIR.

       -p, --prefix STRING
	      Use up to five letters of STRING to generate the name.

       -s, --suffix STRING
	      Generate the file with STRING as the suffix.

       -m, --mode MODE
	      Open the file with MODE instead of 0600.

       -n, --name FILE
	      Use  FILE  for  the name instead of tempnam(3).  The options -d,
	      -p, and -s are ignored if this option is given.

       --help Print a usage message on standard output and exit  successfully.

	      Print  version  information on standard output and exit success

       An exit status of 0 means the temporary file was created  successfully.
       Any other exit status indicates an error.

       Exclusive  creation is not guaranteed when creating files on NFS parti

       tempnam(3) mktemp(1)

Debian			       20 December 2004 		   TEMPFILE(1)

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