System::mktemp

System::mktemp – Create temporary files or directories

Synopsis

require_once "System.php";

mixed System::mktemp ( string $args = null )

Description

Creates temporary files or directories. This function will remove the created files when the scripts finish its execution.

Parameter

  • string $args - The arguments

    • prefix - The string that will be prepended to the temp name (defaults to tmp)

    • -d - A temporary dir will be created instead of a file.

    • -t - The target dir where the temporary file or directory will be created. If this parameter is missing, by default the environment vars TMP on Windows or TMPDIR on Unix will be used. If these vars are also missing c:\windows\temp or /tmp will be used.

Return value

mixed - the full path of the created file or dir, or FALSE

Note

This function can be called statically.

Example

Using mktemp()

<?php
$tempfile 
System::mktemp("prefix");       
$tempdir  System::mktemp("-d prefix");
$tempfile System::mktemp();
$tempfile System::mktemp("-t /var/tmp prefix");
?>
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