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
Debian 20 December 2004 TEMPFILE(1)