[Dev-luatex] mkstemp or similar in lua(tex)

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sat Nov 17 14:58:47 CET 2007

Norbert Preining wrote:
> Hi all!
> Frank Küster has rewritten texdoc in luatex and now it really works much
> better than the original one. 
> But, we have a problem, the os.tmpname function.
> Could you recommend a procedure for creating a temporary DIRECTORY?
> os.tmpname already CREATES a file named in the return value, so
> 	tmpdir = os.tmpname();
> 	is_ok_tmpdir,error_string = lfs.mkdir(tmpdir)
> does not work.

maybe it opens a file just to be sure that the name is indeed reserved 
an dnot taken by another process in tne meantime, so os.tmpdir() is 
needed; i wonder, maybe it makse sense to accept an optional argument 
that for the root so that one can generate a tmpdir at a specific 
location i.e. tmpdir("/tmp") or so


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