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mktemp creates a temporary filename (not the file, node or directory itself), possibly based on a user-supplied template.

Provided by

Most (all?) Linux distributions incorporate this from the GNU Coreutils: and use its man page

Related Commands

  • basename - get the base filename part of a pathname.
  • dirname - get the directory part of a pathname.
  • pathchk - check for strange names

See also

shell scripting

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