mkostemp


SYNOPSIS
       #include <stdlib.h>

       int mkstemp(char *template);

       int mkostemp(char *template, int flags);

       int mkstemps(char *template, int suffixlen);

       int mkostemps(char *template, int suffixlen, int flags);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       mkstemp():
           _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500 ||
           _XOPEN_SOURCE && _XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED
           || /* Since glibc 2.12: */ _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L

       mkostemp(): _GNU_SOURCE
       mkstemps(): _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE
       mkostemps(): _GNU_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION
       The mkstemp() function generates a unique temporary filename from  tem-
       plate,  creates and opens the file, and returns an open file descriptor
       for the file.

       The last six characters of template must  be  "XXXXXX"  and  these  are
       replaced  with  a string that makes the filename unique.  Since it will
       be modified, template must not be a  string  constant,  but  should  be
       declared as a character array.

       The file is created with permissions 0600, that is, read plus write for
       owner only.  (In glibc versions 2.06 and earlier, the file  is  created
       with  permissions  0666,  that  is, read and write for all users.)  The
       returned file descriptor provides both read and  write  access  to  the
       file.   The  file  is opened with the open(2) O_EXCL flag, guaranteeing
       that the caller is the process that creates the file.

       The mkostemp() function is like mkstemp(),  with  the  difference  that
       flags  as  for  open(2)  may  be  specified  in  flags (e.g., O_APPEND,
       O_SYNC).

       The mkstemps() function is like mkstemp(), except that  the  string  in
       template  contains a suffix of suffixlen characters.  Thus, template is
       of the form prefixXXXXXXsuffix, and the string XXXXXX  is  modified  as
       for mkstemp().

       The   mkostemps()  function  is  to  mkstemps()  as  mkostemp()  is  to
       mkstemp().

RETURN VALUE
       On success, these functions return the file descriptor of the temporary

       These  functions  may  also  fail  with any of the errors described for
       open(2).

VERSIONS
       mkostemp() is available since glibc 2.7.   mkstemps()  and  mkostemps()
       are available since glibc 2.11.

CONFORMING TO
       mkstemp(): 4.3BSD, POSIX.1-2001.

       mkstemps(): unstandardized, but appears on several other systems.

       mkostemp() and mkostemps(): are glibc extensions.

NOTES
       The  old  behavior  of creating a file with mode 0666 may be a security
       risk, especially since other UNIX flavors use 0600, and somebody  might
       overlook this detail when porting programs.

       More  generally, the POSIX specification of mkstemp() does not say any-
       thing about file modes, so the application should make  sure  its  file
       mode  creation  mask (see umask(2)) is set appropriately before calling
       mkstemp() (and mkostemp()).

       The prototype for mktemp() is in <unistd.h> for libc4,  libc5,  glibc1;
       glibc2 follows POSIX.1 and has the prototype in <stdlib.h>.

SEE ALSO
       mkdtemp(3), mktemp(3), tempnam(3), tmpfile(3), tmpnam(3)

COLOPHON
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       description of the project, and information about reporting  bugs,  can
       be found at http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/.



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