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NAME
       mktemp - create a temporary file or directory

SYNOPSIS
       mktemp [OPTION]... [TEMPLATE]

DESCRIPTION
       Create  a  temporary file or directory, safely, and print its name.  If
       TEMPLATE is not specified, use tmp.XXXXXXXXXX.

       -d, --directory
              create a directory, not a file

       -q, --quiet
              suppress diagnostics about file/dir-creation failure

       -u, --dry-run
              do not create anything; merely print a name (unsafe)

       --tmpdir[=DIR]
              interpret TEMPLATE relative to DIR.  If DIR  is  not  specified,
              use  $TMPDIR if set, else /tmp.  With this option, TEMPLATE must
              not be an absolute name.  Unlike with -t, TEMPLATE  may  contain
              slashes, but even here, mktemp still creates only the final com-
              ponent.

       -p DIR use DIR as a prefix; implies -t [deprecated]

       -t     interpret TEMPLATE as a single file name component, relative  to
              a  directory:  $TMPDIR, if set; else the directory specified via
              -p; else /tmp [deprecated]

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

AUTHOR
       Written by Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report mktemp bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This  is  free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO
       mkstemp(3), mkdtemp(3), mktemp(3)

       The full documentation for mktemp is maintained as  a  Texinfo  manual.
       If  the  info  and mktemp programs are properly installed at your site,
       the command

              info coreutils 'mktemp invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 7.4                January 2015                        MKTEMP(1)