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Creates a temporary file (PHP 4, PHP 5)
resource tmpfile ( )

Creates a temporary file with a unique name in read-write (w+) mode and returns a file handle .

The file is automatically removed when closed (using fclose()), or when the script ends.

For details, consult your system documentation on the tmpfile(3) function, as well as the stdio.h header file.

Return Values

Returns a file handle, similar to the one returned by fopen(), for the new file, or FALSE on failure.


Example 671. tmpfile() example

= tmpfile();
fwrite($temp, "writing to tempfile");
fseek($temp, 0);
fread($temp, 1024);
fclose($temp); // this removes the file

The above example will output:

writing to tempfile