g_mkdtemp_full (
  gchar* tmpl,
  gint mode


Creates a temporary directory. See the mkdtemp() documentation on most UNIX-like systems.

The parameter is a string that should follow the rules for mkdtemp() templates, i.e. contain the string “XXXXXX”. g_mkdtemp_full() is slightly more flexible than mkdtemp() in that the sequence does not have to occur at the very end of the template and you can pass a mode. The X string will be modified to form the name of a directory that didn’t exist. The string should be in the GLib file name encoding. Most importantly, on Windows it should be in UTF-8.

If you are going to be creating a temporary directory inside the directory returned by g_get_tmp_dir(), you might want to use g_dir_make_tmp() instead.

Available since:2.30
This function is not directly available to language bindings


tmpl gchar*

Template directory name.

 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
 The value is a file system path, using the OS encoding.
mode gint

Permissions to create the temporary directory with.

Return value

Returns: gchar*

A pointer to tmpl, which has been modified to hold the directory name. In case of errors, NULL is returned, and %errno will be set.

 The caller of the function takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.
 The return value can be NULL.
 The value is a file system path, using the OS encoding.