Make a unique filesystem path, without creating the file

Roel Schroeven roel at
Mon Feb 15 17:22:47 EST 2016

Ben Finney schreef op 2016-02-14 22:46:
> How should a program generate a unique filesystem path and *not* create
> the filesystem entry?
 > ...
> 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?

Use uuid.uuid1()?

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Roel Schroeven

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