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PHP Manual || Filesystem Functions

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

tempnamCreate file with unique file name

Description

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

Creates a file with a unique filename, with access permission set to 0600, in the specified directory. If the directory does not exist or is not writable, tempnam() may generate a file in the system's temporary directory, and return the full path to that file, including its name.

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 even uses only the first three characters of the prefix.

Return Values

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

Examples

Example #1 tempnam() example

<?php
$tmpfname 
tempnam("/tmp""FOO");

$handle fopen($tmpfname"w");
fwrite($handle"writing to tempfile");
fclose($handle);

// do here something

unlink($tmpfname);
?>

Notes

Note: If PHP cannot create a file in the specified dir parameter, it falls back on the system default. On NTFS this also happens if the specified dir contains more than 65534 files.

See Also



PHP Manual || Filesystem Functions