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PHP Manual :: tmpfile

tempnam || touch || Filesystem Functions || PHP Manual

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

tmpfileCreates a temporary file


resource tmpfile ( void )

Creates a temporary file with a unique name in read-write (w+) mode and returns a file handle .

The file is automatically removed when closed (for example, by calling fclose(), or when there are no remaining references to the file handle returned by tmpfile()), or when the script ends.

For details, consult your system documentation on the tmpfile(3) function, as well as the stdio.h header file.

Return Values

Returns a file handle, similar to the one returned by fopen(), for the new file or FALSE on failure.


Example #1 tmpfile() example

fwrite($temp"writing to tempfile");
fclose($temp); // this removes the file

The above example will output:

writing to tempfile

See Also

tempnam || touch || Filesystem Functions || PHP Manual
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