Make a unique filesystem path, without creating the file

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Mon Feb 22 13:11:44 EST 2016


On 02/14/2016 04:08 PM, Ben Finney wrote:

> I am unconcerned with whether there is a real filesystem entry of that
> name; the goal entails having no filesystem activity for this. I want a
> valid unique filesystem path, without touching the filesystem.

This is impossible.  If you don't touch the file system you have no way 
to know if the path is unique.

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~Ethan~



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