public int open_tmp (string tmpl, out string name_used) throws FileError

Opens a file for writing in the preferred directory for temporary files (as returned by get_tmp_dir).

tmpl should be a string in the GLib file name encoding containing a sequence of six 'X' characters, as the parameter to mkstemp. However, unlike these functions, the template should only be a basename, no directory components are allowed. If template is null, a default template is used.

Note that in contrast to mkstemp (and mkstemp) tmpl is not modified, and might thus be a read-only literal string.

Upon success, and if name_used is non-null, the actual name used is returned in name_used . This string should be freed with g_free when not needed any longer. The returned name is in the GLib file name encoding.



Template for file name, as in mkstemp, basename only, or null for a default template


location to store actual name used, or null


A file handle (as from open) to the file opened for reading and writing. The file is opened in binary mode on platforms where there is a difference. The file handle should be closed with close. In case of errors, -1 is returned and throws will be set.

Namespace: GLib.FileUtils
Package: glib-2.0