mkdtemp - create a unique temporary directory
The mkdtemp() function generates a uniquely named
temporary directory from
template. The last six characters of
template must be XXXXXX and these are replaced with a string
that makes the directory name unique. The directory is then created with
permissions 0700. Since it will be modified,
template must not
be a string constant, but should be declared as a character array.
The mkdtemp() function returns a pointer to the
modified template string on success, and NULL on failure, in which case
errno is set appropriately.
The last six characters of
template were not XXXXXX. Now
template is unchanged.
Also see mkdir(2) for other possible values for
Available since glibc 2.1.91.
POSIX.1-2008. This function is present on the BSDs.
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