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tempnam

Create file with unique file name

Syntax

tempnam ( string $dir , string $prefix ) : string

Parameters

dir

The directory where the temporary filename will be created.

prefix

The prefix of the generated temporary filename.

Note: Only the first 63 characters of the prefix are used. Windows only uses the first 3 characters of the prefix.

Return

Returns the new temporary filename (with path), or FALSE on failure.

Examples

<?

$tempnam = tempnam("/tmp", "tmp");

$handle = fopen($tempnam, "w");
fwrite($handle, "writing to tempfile");
fclose($handle);

unlink($tempnam);

?>

			

		

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