Opens a temporary file. See the mkstemp() documentation on most UNIX-like systems.

The parameter is a string that should follow the rules for mkstemp() templates, i.e. contain the string "XXXXXX". g_mkstemp_full() is slightly more flexible than mkstemp() in that the sequence does not have to occur at the very end of the template and you can pass a mode and additional flags. The X string will be modified to form the name of a file that didn't exist. The string should be in the GLib file name encoding. Most importantly, on Windows it should be in UTF-8.

struct FileUtils
string tmpl
int flags
int mode


tmpl string

template filename

flags int

flags to pass to an open() call in addition to O_EXCL and O_CREAT, which are passed automatically

mode int

permissions to create the temporary file with

Return Value

Type: int

A file handle (as from open()) to the file opened for reading and writing. The file handle should be closed with close(). In case of errors, -1 is returned and errno will be set.