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tempfile and mktemp
tempfileis deprecated and
mktempshould be used instead.
After an upgrade, I was starting to see this message when running one little shell wrapper program:
WARNING: tempfile is deprecated; consider using mktemp instead.
This was a bit odd for me, because I definitely remember checking the man
tempfile and actually reading:
tempfile creates a temporary file in a safe manner.
Alas, what I did not check, at the end of the very same man page, was this:
tempfile is deprecated; you should use mktemp(1) instead.
So well, here’s the TIL: use
mktemp instead of
How come you all knew it and never told me?!? 😁
Stay safe everybody!
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