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librock_mkstemp - Create a named temporary file.
#License - #Source code - #Example Use -


#include <librock/file.h>

int librock_mkstemp(
    char *pszTemplate);


Create and open a temporary file, being careful never to clobber existing files.

This uses mktemp() and open() correctly to avoid a race condition. (If you do not need the name, consider using tmpfile() instead.)

pszTemplate should end with 'XXXXXX'. It is modified to be the filename on successful return.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to strcpy a new template with each call. (Follow the example below.)

Typical use is

    char buf[20];
    fd = mkstemp(buf);
    if (fd < 0) {
        /* Error! */


  mktemp()  open()
  malloc()  free() strcpy() strlen()


  Copyright 1998-2002 Forrest J. Cavalier III,
  Licensed under BSD-ish license, NO WARRANTY. Copies must retain this block.
  License text in <librock/license/librock.txt> librock_LIDESC_HC=12440211096131f5976d36be0cddca4cd9152e45

Source Code

./file/mkstemp.c (implementation, plus source of this manual page)

This software is part of Librock

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