Make a unique filesystem path, without creating the file

Ben Finney ben+python at
Mon Feb 15 20:53:59 EST 2016

Roel Schroeven <roel at> writes:

> Use uuid.uuid1()?

That has potential. A little counter-intuitive, for use in documentation
about testing filesystem paths; but not frightening or dubious to the
conscientious reader.

I'll see whether that meets this use case, thank you.

The bug report (to make a supported ‘tempfile’ API for generating
filesystem paths only) remains, and fixing that would be the correct way
to address this IMO.

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