Obtain the path of a temporary directory (possibly shared with other processes).


  1. Get the path of a temporary directory:

    julia> tempdir()

    This example returns the path of a temporary directory, which can be used for storing temporary files or other temporary operations.

  2. Create a temporary file in the temporary directory:

    julia> temp_dir = tempdir();
    julia> temp_file = joinpath(temp_dir, "temp_file.txt");

    In this example, tempdir() is used to obtain the path of a temporary directory, and joinpath is used to create a file path within that directory. This can be useful when you need to create temporary files for intermediate results or testing purposes.

  3. Check if a path is within the temporary directory:
    julia> path = "/tmp/jl_635a/some_file.txt";
    julia> ispathchild(tempdir(), path)

    This example uses ispathchild to check if a given path is within the temporary directory obtained from tempdir(). It returns true if the path is a child of the temporary directory.

Common mistake example:

julia> tempdir()

In this example, the trailing slash at the end of the path is included. It's important to note that tempdir() returns the path without a trailing slash.

See Also

abspath, basename, chmod, countlines, cp, ctime, dirname, download, evalfile, expanduser, fdio, filemode, filesize, functionloc, gperm, homedir, include_string, isabspath, isblockdev, ischardev, isdir, isdirpath, isexecutable, isfifo, isfile, islink, ismount, ispath, isreadable, issetgid, issetuid, issticky, iswritable, joinpath, less, lstat, mkdir, mkpath, mktemp, mktempdir, mtime, mv, normpath, operm, poll_fd, poll_file, readall, readcsv, readdir, readdlm, readlines, readlink, realpath, relpath, rm, splitdir, splitdrive, splitext, stat, symlink, tempdir, tempname, touch, truncate, uperm, watch_file, writecsv,

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