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Re: temp file suffixes: mktemp DWIM

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: temp file suffixes: mktemp DWIM
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 22:43:24 +0100

Jim Meyering wrote:

> Eric Blake wrote:
>> Eric Blake <ebb9 <at> byu.net> writes:
>>> Now that glibc 2.11 has mkostemps, and I'm working on adding that to gnulib,
>> it
>>> would be nice to expose the idea of an explicit suffix to temporary file
>>> names.  But rather than require the user to count how long their suffix is, 
>>> I
>>> imagine it would make more sense to give mktemp(1) some do-what-I-mean
>> smarts.
> Thanks a lot for writing the documentation (that's been a thorn in my
> side for far too long) and the careful once-over.
> I haven't had time yet to study much of this message, but bear
> in mind that I tried to implement a program that was faithful
> to this documentation:
>   http://mktemp.org/manual.html

Here's more perspective on -p vs -t:


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