mktemp - create a temporary file or directory


   mktemp [OPTION]... [TEMPLATE]


   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

   -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

          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

          output version information and exit


   Written by Jim Meyering and Eric Blake.


   GNU coreutils online help: <>
   Report mktemp translation bugs to <>


   Copyright    2016  Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
   GPL version 3 or later <>.
   This is free software: you are free  to  change  and  redistribute  it.
   There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


   mkstemp(3), mkdtemp(3), mktemp(3)

   Full documentation at: <>
   or available locally via: info '(coreutils) mktemp invocation'


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