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mktemp(1)                        User Commands                       mktemp(1)


       mktemp - create a temporary file or directory


       mktemp [OPTION]... [TEMPLATE]


       Create a temporary file or directory, safely, and print its name.  TEM-
       PLATE 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  restric-

       -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 (C) 2015 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.



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

GNU coreutils 8.24                 July 2015                         mktemp(1)

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