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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 slash.  This option is  implied  if
              TEMPLATE does not end in X.

       --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

       -p DIR use DIR as a prefix; implies -t [deprecated]

       -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

       Report mktemp bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report mktemp translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU  GPL  version  3  or
       later <http://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)

       The full documentation for mktemp is maintained as a Texinfo  manual.   If  the  info  and
       mktemp programs are properly installed at your site, the command

              info coreutils 'mktemp invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.