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Commands using mktemp from sorted by
Terminal - Commands using mktemp - 6 results
blank=$(mktemp -d); rsync --delete "$blank/" "bigdir/"; rmdir "$blank"
2016-02-15 11:23:15
User: Natureshadow
Functions: mktemp rmdir rsync
Tags: rsync rm
4

rsync'ing an empty directory over a directory to be deleted recursively is much faster than using rm -rf, for various reasons. Relevant only for directories with really a lot of files.

mktemp!() { mktemp $TMPDIR$1.XXXXXXXXXX }
function rar2zip { rar="$(grealpath "$1")"; zip="$(grealpath "${2:-$(basename "$rar" .rar).zip}")"; d=$(mktemp -d /tmp/rar2zip.XXXXXX); cd "$d"; unrar x "$rar"; zip -r "$zip" *; cd -; rm -r "$d"; }
2014-05-28 07:51:17
Functions: basename cd mktemp rm
Tags: rar zip convert
0

Written on OSX after `brew install unrar coreutils`; presumably works on other unices with minimal modifications.

Didn't test rars that actually have paths in them, just "flat" files. Won't include files in the rar starting with a dot.

mv file.png $( mktemp -u | cut -d'.' -f2 ).png
export QQ=$(mktemp -d);(cd $QQ; curl -s -O http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/browse/sort-by-votes/plaintext/[0-2400:25];for i in $(perl -ne 'print "$1\n" if( /^(\w+\(\))/ )' *|sort -u);do grep -h -m1 -B1 $i *; done)|grep -v '^--' > clf.sh;rm -r $QQ
2010-01-30 19:47:42
User: bartonski
Functions: cd export grep mktemp perl sort
8

Each shell function has its own summary line, as a comment. If there are multiple shell functions with the same name, the function with the highest number of votes is put into the file.

Note: added 'grep -v' to the end of the pipeline, to eliminate extraneous lines containing only '--'. Thanks to matthewbauer for pointing this out.

TMPROOT=/tmp; TMPDIR=$(mktemp -d $TMPROOT/somedir.XXXXXX); TMPFILE=$(mktemp $TMPROOT/somefile.XXXXXX); trap "rm -rf $TMPDIR $TMPFILE; exit" INT TERM EXIT; some treatment using $TMPDIR and $TMPFILE; exit 0
2009-02-24 09:35:22
User: raphink
Functions: exit mktemp trap
3

Cleanly create tempfiles using mktemp and remove them using traps instead of removing them in the end of the script. This way, you make sure the tempfiles are removed properly even if the script is killed or interrupted.

For a user script in KDE4, you can set TMPROOT using :

TMPROOT=$(kde4-config --path tmp)