Gav hath declared on Wednesday the 17 day of May 2000 :-:
>>> On Tue, 16 May 2000, McDaid, Aaron wrote:
>> > Is there an easy way with the bash to get
> > a temporary (ie. unique) filename. I don't
> > want my prog to delete files called "new"
> > and "old" that may already exist
>> man mktemp
>> its a bit odd but the examples are fine i think
The shell appears to interpret $$ as an instruction to generate a name
And it opens a file "blah.10241"
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