tmpfile - create a temporary file
#include <stdio.h> FILE *tmpfile(void);
The tmpfile() function opens a unique temporary file in binary read/write (w+b) mode. The file will be automatically deleted when it is closed or the program terminates.
The tmpfile() function returns a stream descriptor,
or NULL if a unique filename cannot be generated or the unique file
cannot be opened. In the latter case,
errno is set to indicate
Search permission denied for directory in file's path prefix.
Unable to generate a unique filename.
The call was interrupted by a signal; see signal(7).
The per-process limit on the number of open file descriptors has been reached.
The system-wide limit on the total number of open files has been reached.
There was no room in the directory to add the new filename.
POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, C89, C99, SVr4, 4.3BSD, SUSv2.
POSIX.1-2001 specifies: an error message may be written to
stdout if the stream cannot be opened.
The standard does not specify the directory that
tmpfile() will use. Glibc will try the path prefix
P_tmpdir defined in
<stdio.h>, and if that fails
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