al_make_temp_file - Man Page

Allegro 5 API


#include <allegro5/allegro.h>

ALLEGRO_FILE *al_make_temp_file(const char *template, ALLEGRO_PATH **ret_path)


Make a temporary randomly named file given a filename `template'.

`template' is a string giving the format of the generated filename and should include one or more capital Xs. The Xs are replaced with random alphanumeric characters, produced using a simple pseudo-random number generator only. There should be no path separators.

If `ret_path' is not NULL, the address it points to will be set to point to a new path structure with the name of the temporary file.

Returns the opened ALLEGRO_FILE(3) on success, NULL on failure.


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