19.0.0 released Nov 08, 2023
Temporary file

To create a temporary file, use uniq-file with a "temporary" clause. Temporary files are the same as any other files in the file-storage (and are organized in the same fashion), except that they are all under the subdirectory named "t":
/var/lib/vv/<app_name>/app/file/t

A temporary file is not automatically deleted - you can remove it with delete-file statement when not needed (or use a periodic shell script to remove old temporary files). The reason for this is that the nature of temporary files varies, and they may not necessarily span a given time frame (such as a lifetime of a request, or a lifetime of a process that serves any number of such requests), and they may be used across number of requests for a specific purpose. Thus, it is your responsibility to remove a temporary file when it's appropriate for your application to do so.

The reason for storing temporary files in a separate directory is to gain a separation of temporary files (which likely at some point can be freely deleted) from other files.

See uniq-file for an example of creating a temporary file.
See also
Files
close-file  
copy-file  
delete-file  
file-position  
file-storage  
file-uploading  
lock-file  
open-file  
read-file  
read-line  
rename-file  
stat-file  
temporary-file  
uniq-file  
unlock-file  
write-file    
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documentation


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