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NAME

       tempfile - create a temporary file in a safe manner

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

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

       The directory in which to create the file might be searched for in this order:

       a) In case the environment variable TMPDIR exists and contains the name of an  appropriate
          directory, that is used.

       b) Otherwise, if the --directory argument is specified and appropriate, it is used.

       c) Otherwise, P_tmpdir (as defined in <stdio.h>) is used when appropriate.

       d) Finally an implementation-defined directory (/tmp) may be used.

OPTIONS

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

       -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.

       -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.

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

       --version
              Print version information on standard output and exit successfully.

RETURN VALUES

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

BUGS

       Exclusive  creation  is  not  guaranteed  when creating files on NFS partitions.  tempfile
       cannot make temporary directories.  tempfile  is  deprecated;  you  should  use  mktemp(1)
       instead.

EXAMPLE

              #!/bin/sh
              #[...]
              t=$(tempfile) || exit
              trap "rm -f -- '$t'" EXIT
              #[...]
              rm -f -- "$t"
              trap - EXIT
              exit

SEE ALSO

       tempnam(3), mktemp(1)