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

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

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

       c)     The directory /tmp.

       See tempnam(3) for the actual steps involved in directory selection.

OPTIONS

       -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.

       --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.

EXAMPLE

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

SEE ALSO

       tempnam(3), mktemp(1)