8.3.x file.inc drupal_tempnam($directory, $prefix)
8.0.x file.inc drupal_tempnam($directory, $prefix)
8.1.x file.inc drupal_tempnam($directory, $prefix)
8.2.x file.inc drupal_tempnam($directory, $prefix)
8.4.x file.inc drupal_tempnam($directory, $prefix)
7.x file.inc drupal_tempnam($directory, $prefix)

Creates a file with a unique filename in the specified directory.

PHP's tempnam() does not return a URI like we want. This function will return a URI if given a URI, or it will return a filepath if given a filepath.

Compatibility: normal paths and stream wrappers.

Parameters

$directory: The directory where the temporary filename will be created.

$prefix: The prefix of the generated temporary filename. Note: Windows uses only the first three characters of prefix.

Return value

The new temporary filename, or FALSE on failure.

See also

tempnam()

http://drupal.org/node/515192

Related topics

3 calls to drupal_tempnam()
file_unmanaged_save_data in includes/file.inc
Saves a string to the specified destination without invoking file API.
image_gd_save in modules/system/image.gd.inc
GD helper to write an image resource to a destination file.
update_manager_local_transfers_allowed in modules/update/update.manager.inc
Determines if file transfers will be performed locally.

File

includes/file.inc, line 2474
API for handling file uploads and server file management.

Code

function drupal_tempnam($directory, $prefix) {
  $scheme = file_uri_scheme($directory);

  if ($scheme && file_stream_wrapper_valid_scheme($scheme)) {
    $wrapper = file_stream_wrapper_get_instance_by_scheme($scheme);

    if ($filename = tempnam($wrapper->getDirectoryPath(), $prefix)) {
      return $scheme . '://' . drupal_basename($filename);
    }
    else {
      return FALSE;
    }
  }
  else {
    // Handle as a normal tempnam() call.
    return tempnam($directory, $prefix);
  }
}