getpid() or something similar

Ketil Z. Malde
22 May 2003 14:08:29 +0200

"Simon Marlow" <> writes:

>> Is there no other way? I cannot be the first person ever to need a
>> temporary file, can I? Surely there must be some portable way, too?

> Even using a ProcessID doesn't guarnatee uniqueness, it just gives you a
> good chance that your file won't conflict - you still have to cope with

How about wrapping mkstemp (3)?  And perhaps add the wrapper somewhere
in System?  Sounds like useful functionality to me.

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