Make a unique filesystem path, without creating the file
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Mon Feb 15 10:46:47 EST 2016
On 2016-02-14, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Howdy all,
> How should a program generate a unique filesystem path and *not* create
> the filesystem entry?
Short answer: you can't because it's the filesystem entry operation
that is atomic and guarantees uniqueness.
> What standard library function should I be using to generate
> ‘tempfile.mktemp’-like unique paths, and *not* ever create a real file
> by that path?
What's the point of creating a unique path if you don't want to create
Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards Yow! I'm rated PG-34!!
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