Commit 5eb20bca authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii
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(Unique File Names): Don't mention "numbers" in the documentation

of make-temp-file and make-temp-name.
parent 45d2f8e8
2005-04-24 Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>
* files.texi (Changing Files): Fix last change's cross-reference.
(Unique File Names): Don't mention "numbers" in the documentation
of make-temp-file and make-temp-name.
2005-04-23 Richard M. Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
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......@@ -2028,10 +2028,13 @@ two different jobs from trying to use the exact same file name.
@defun make-temp-file prefix &optional dir-flag suffix
@tindex make-temp-file
This function creates a temporary file and returns its name.
The name starts with @var{prefix}; it also contains a number that is
different in each Emacs job. If @var{prefix} is a relative file name,
it is expanded against @code{temporary-file-directory}.
This function creates a temporary file and returns its name. Emacs
creates the temporary file's name by adding to @var{prefix} some
random characters that are different in each Emacs job. The result is
guaranteed to be a newly created empty file. On MS-DOS, this function
can truncate the @var{string} prefix to fit into the 8+3 file-name
limits. If @var{prefix} is a relative file name, it is expanded
against @code{temporary-file-directory}.
@example
@group
......@@ -2076,13 +2079,13 @@ you should use @code{make-temp-name} instead:
@end example
@defun make-temp-name string
This function generates a string that can be used as a unique file name.
The name starts with @var{string}, and contains a number that is
different in each Emacs job. It is like @code{make-temp-file} except
that it just constructs a name, and does not create a file. Another
difference is that @var{string} should be an absolute file name. On
MS-DOS, this function can truncate the @var{string} prefix to fit into
the 8+3 file-name limits.
This function generates a string that can be used as a unique file
name. The name starts with @var{string}, and has several random
characters appended to it, which are different in each Emacs job. It
is like @code{make-temp-file} except that it just constructs a name,
and does not create a file. Another difference is that @var{string}
should be an absolute file name. On MS-DOS, this function can
truncate the @var{string} prefix to fit into the 8+3 file-name limits.
@end defun
@defvar temporary-file-directory
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