>>I'm looking for a C-function that will open a file with a unique
>>filename. This may well be a RTFM but the FM is so big!
>Check the functions tempnam() and tmpnam, these allow you to create
>unique filenames. Then just use those to open a file for temporary
>access. Also, there is a function tmpfile() which will return a
>unique file descriptor. (I think that this function is only availible
>with ANSI C, though?) Hope this helps some!
if you're using SunOS 4.x.x, your best bet is to use mktemp(),
but FILE *tmpfile() and char *tmpnam() are ANSI, and _should_ work
from TFM (SunOS 4.1.3)
the same replacement to the template but returns a file
descriptor for the template file open for reading and writ-
ing. mkstemp() avoids the race between testing whether the
file exists and opening it for use.
So mkstemp() is the safest bet to avoid any race conditions ...
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