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Re: mktemp tempfile wrapper

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: mktemp tempfile wrapper
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 21:38:59 +0200

Matthew Burgess <address@hidden> wrote:
> Thanks for incorporating mktemp into Coreutils.  We're currently
> using a patch in Linux From Scratch that installs a `tempfile' wrapper
> script, for those packages still out in the wild that call `tempfile'
> rather than `mktemp'.  Would such a wrapper, or similar functionality
> be of interest for Coreutils?

Hi Matt,

Thanks for the offer, but no.
Including something like that in coreutils might actually
encourage use of tempfile, and I'd rather discourage that.

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