tempy
Get a random temporary file or directory path
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Get a random temporary file or directory path

Install

$ npm install tempy

Usage

const tempy = require('tempy');

tempy.file();
//=> '/private/var/folders/3x/jf5977fn79jbglr7rk0tq4d00000gn/T/4f504b9edb5ba0e89451617bf9f971dd'

tempy.file({extension: 'png'});
//=> '/private/var/folders/3x/jf5977fn79jbglr7rk0tq4d00000gn/T/a9fb0decd08179eb6cf4691568aa2018.png'

tempy.file({name: 'unicorn.png'});
//=> '/private/var/folders/3x/jf5977fn79jbglr7rk0tq4d00000gn/T/f7f62bfd4e2a05f1589947647ed3f9ec/unicorn.png'

tempy.directory();
//=> '/private/var/folders/3x/jf5977fn79jbglr7rk0tq4d00000gn/T/2f3d094aec2cb1b93bb0f4cffce5ebd6'

API

tempy.file(options?)

Get a temporary file path you can write to.

options

Type: object

You usually won't need either the extension or name option. Specify them only when actually needed.

extension

Type: string

File extension.

name

Type: string

Filename. Mutually exclusive with the extension option.

tempy.directory()

Get a temporary directory path. The directory is created for you.

tempy.write(fileContent, options?)

Write data to a random temp file.

fileContent

Type: string | Buffer | TypedArray | DataView | stream.Readable

Data to write to the temp file.

options

See options.

tempy.writeSync(fileContent, options?)

Synchronously write data to a random temp file.

fileContent

Type: string | Buffer | TypedArray | DataView

Data to write to the temp file.

options

See options.

tempy.root

Get the root temporary directory path. For example: /private/var/folders/3x/jf5977fn79jbglr7rk0tq4d00000gn/T

FAQ

Why doesn't it have a cleanup method?

Temp files will be periodically cleaned up on macOS. Most Linux distros will clean up on reboot. If you're generating a lot of temp files, it's recommended to use a complementary module like del for cleanup.

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