how to switch from os.tmpnam to os.tmpfile
dadapapa at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 8 16:44:38 CEST 2006
Maric Michaud wrote:
> Le Jeudi 08 Juin 2006 15:30, Harold Fellermann a écrit :
> > to os.tmpfile() which is supposed to be safer, but I do not know how to
> > get
> > the path information from the file object returned by tmpfile(). any
> > clues?
> There is no path for tmpfile, once it's closed, the file and its content are
> lost. from the doc :
> " The file has no directory entries associated with it and will be
> automatically deleted once there are no file descriptors for the file."
> You must maintain a reference to it in your program untill you don't need it
I am doing so. But still, I need its path. To give you some context:
I have an app built on Tk that uses gnuplot behind the scenes.
My application creates a temporary file where which gnuplot writes its
results to (using the tkcanvas terminal). Later, I load the contents of
that file into the a tk canvas. I don't care about the temporary file
after my app is closed, so I have its reference all the time. But I
its path to tell both gnuplot and tk where to read/write data to/from.
class PlotWindow(Tk.Canvas) :
def plot(self,commands) :
tmp = os.tmpnam()
gnuplot = subprocess.Popen(
stdout,stderr = gnuplot.communicate("""
set terminal tkcanvas interact
set output "%s"
""" % tmp + commands)
assert not stderr
Of course, I could just use matplotlib or Gnuplot.py but the problem
is not necessary enough to make any refacturing. If there is no way
to use os.tmpfile(), I just go ahead with the security warning. Its
a small personal app, anyway.
- harold -
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