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Bug 62326 - man page doesn't specify requirement for (at least) 6 Xs
man page doesn't specify requirement for (at least) 6 Xs
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mktemp (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-03-29 13:20 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:41 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-29 13:20:07 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2002-03-29 13:20:03 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.9+) Gecko/20020328

Description of problem:
mktemp apparently requires (and only uses) 6 Xs on the filename to create a
temporary file.  Nowhere in the man page does it mention this requirement.  In
fact, the man page implies that 'mktemp fooX' should work if there is no
conflict.  The man page should mention the requirement, or the binary should be
fixed to allow the user to specify fewer Xs.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. cd /tmp
2. mkdir aahatvolunteermatch
3. cd aahatvolunteermatch
4. mktemp fooXXX

Actual Results:  Cannot create temp file fooXXX

Expected Results:  should have created a temp file named 'fooXXX', where X ==
some random alphanumeric
Comment 1 Ngo Than 2002-03-31 05:32:05 EST
then man page in mktemp-1.5-14 is fixed now. thanks

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