mkdtemp - create a unique temporary directory
char *mkdtemp(char *template);
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
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.
/* Since glibc 2.19: */ _DEFAULT_SOURCE
|| /* Glibc 2.19 and earlier: */ _BSD_SOURCE
|| /* Since glibc 2.10: */ _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L
Also see mkdir(2) for other possible values for errno.
Available since glibc 2.1.91.
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
- The last six characters of template were not XXXXXX. Now template is unchanged.
POSIX.1-2008. This function is present on the BSDs.
|Interface ||Attribute ||Value |
|mkdtemp () ||Thread safety ||MT-Safe |