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os.tempnam() - os


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

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

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


os.tempnam(dir, prefix)


# !/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

Output / Return Value

When we run above program, it produces following result:

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


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