Python os.tempnam() Method

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Description

The method tempnam() returns a unique path name that is reasonable for creating a temporary file.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for tempnam() method:

os.tempnam(dir, prefix)

Parameters

  • dir -- This is the dir where the temporary filename will be created.

  • prefix -- This is the prefix of the generated temporary filename.

Return Value

This method returns a unique path.

Example

The following example shows the usage of tempnam() method.

# !/usr/bin/python

import os, sys

# prefix is tuts1 of the generated file
tmpfn = os.tempnam('/tmp/tutorialsdir,'tuts1')

print "This is the unique path:"
print tmpfn

When we run above program, it produces following result:

This is the unique path:
/tmp/tutorialsdir/tuts1IbAco8



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