19.0.0 released Nov 08, 2023
Uniq file

Purpose: Create a new empty file with a unique name.

uniq-file [ define ] <file name> [ temporary ]

One of the common tasks in many applications is creating a unique file (of any kind, including temporary). uniq-file statement does that - it creates a new unique file of zero size, with <file name> being its fully qualified name, which is always within the file-storage. <file name> is allocated memory.

If string variable <file name> does not exist, it can be created with "define" clause. The file itself is created empty. If "temporary" clause is used, then the file created is a temporary-file.

The file has no extension. You can rename it after it has been created to reflect its usage or purpose.

All files created are setup with owner and group read/write only permissions.
Examples
The following creates an empty file with auto-generated name that will be stored in "mydoc" variable. String variable "mydoc" is defined in the statement. The string "some data" is written to a newly created file:
uniq-file define mydoc
write-file mydoc from "some data"

To create a temporary file:
uniq-file define temp_file temporary
...
// use file named "temp_file"
..
delete-file temp_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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