[GTALUG] suggestion: naming temp files

Val Kulkov val.kulkov at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 11:48:34 EDT 2018

On 17 April 2018 at 11:43, D. Hugh Redelmeier via talk <talk at gtalug.org> wrote:
> Many people use tmp, tmp2, tmp3 as names.  I find those visually too like
> real filenames and longer to type than I want.  The names I use are 0, 1,
> 2, 3.  They are short, distinctive, and unreasonable as permanent
> filenames.

Why not use mktemp? "man mktemp" for information about templates, suffixes etc.

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