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GNU coreutils 8.32
March 2020

coreutils

The basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities of the GNU operating system

coreutils-common

coreutils common optional components

coreutils-doc

Documentation for the GNU Core Utilities

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: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report any translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://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.

SEE ALSO

mkstemp(3), mkdtemp(3), mktemp(3)
Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/mktemp>
or available locally via: info \(aq(coreutils) mktemp invocation\(aq
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