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Id: 49726
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Queue: File-Temp

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Requestors: user42 [...]

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Subject: suggest PREFIX option
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 09:31:22 +1000
To: bug-File-Temp [...]
From: Kevin Ryde <user42 [...]>
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It'd be good if File::Temp had a PREFIX option like $fh = File::Temp->new (PREFIX => 'myprog'); which would generate a file "/tmp/myprogXXXXXX". Emacs make-temp-file has this and it's a good way to work a program name or module name into the filename, as a hint at who's to blame for filling up /tmp. :-) I got the effect I wanted with a TEMPLATE, but that then needs TMPDIR turned on explicitly, and in any case I'd rather let File::Temp decide how many "XXXXXX"s are prudent etc. $fh = File::Temp->new (TEMPLATE => 'myprog-XXXXXX', TMPDIR => 1); -- Advertising jargon elucidated for the layman: "Gadget" - any product which by definition you'll buy then never use.
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