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yea, i saw this function, but i only want the filename so i can pass to
a library who does the fopen...
since i'm single-thread, i guess tmpname() will do fine...
-- Fred

> Frederico Rodrigues Abraham wrote:
>>    well i solved it using tmpname(NULL,NULL)... it considers the
>> temporary directory of the system.
>>    when i use tmpnam() on windows on a non-writable root, the filename
>> generated (\something) is not writable...
>>    i guess it's an implementation bug
> FYI, tmpnam is considered a very bad function to use. If two processes
> or threads use it at the same time, it can generate a duplicate
> filename. It is much better to use tmpfile() which returns a FILE*
> directly, so it can be atomic and avoid duplicate names. It works on
> both win32 and Linux, and I assume on most other Unices (including Mac
> OSX). That might be a better function to wrap. It has the added
> benefit of deleting the file automatically when you close it!