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(OT) place on linux box to safely create tons of temp junk???
Sick Unix Trick #347 ... ghost files.
# Open the file, creating it
open $fh, '+>', 'foo.txt';
# Immediately unlink the file ... it will remain
# until you close the filehandle, then disappear
# Put something in it to test
print $fh "Foo\n";
# Rewind to the start of the temp file
seek $fh, 0, 0;
# Read it back in and see what you have
$in = <$fh>;
print "Read: $in\n";
# You don't even *have* to remember to close it,
# but it is a good habit ...
Updated: Note that unlike File::Temp, this trick will clean up after itself no matter what happens to the process. It does not depend upon DESTROY being invoked.
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