mktemp - make a unique file name
Mktemp creates a unique file name and returns the address of the
template. The template should contain a file name with trailing
X’s, normally something like /tmp/tempXXXXXX. The X’s are replaced
by the current process number and/or a unique letter combination.
Mkstemp makes the same replacement to the template but opens the
template file and returns a file descriptor open for reading and
writing. Mkstemp avoids the race between testing whether the file
exists and opening it for use. The number of file name
combinations mktemp and mkstemp will try depends on the number of
X’s placed on the end of the template; six X’s will result in them
trying roughly 26 ** 6 combinations.
access(2), getpid(2), open(2)
Mktemp returns NULL on failure, mkstemp returns -1 if no suitable
file could be created.