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PHP | tempnam() Function

PHP tempnam() Function

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP tempnam() Function.

The built-in tempnam() function creates a temporary file with a unique filename in the specified directory.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

string tempnam ( string $dir, string $prefix )

This built-in PHP function creates a file with a unique filename, with access permission set to 0600 in a specified directory. If a directory does not exist or not writable, the tempnam() function may generate a file in the system's temporary directory and return the full path to the file with its name included.

Return Value

This PHP function returns a new temporary filename (with path) on success, or false on failure.


Try out the below example -

   echo tempnam("C:\PhpProject", "TMP0");


When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -


Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the PHP tmpfile() Function.

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