File::Fu::File::Temp(3) temporary files


use File::Fu;
my $handle = File::Fu->temp_file;


The directory argument is required, followed by an optional template argument and/or flags. The template may contain some number of 'X' characters. If it does not, ten of them will be appended.

  my $handle = File::Fu::File::Temp->new($dir, 'foo');
  my $file = $handle->name;

By default, the file will be deleted when the handle goes out of scope. Optionally, it may be deleted immediately after creation or just not deleted.

  my $handle = File::Fu::File::Temp->new($dir, 'foo', -secure);
  my $handle = File::Fu::File::Temp->new($dir, -noclean);
  # also $handle->noclean;
Delete the named file (if the OS supports it) immediately after opening.

Calling name() on this sort of handle throws an error.

Don't attempt to remove the file when the $handle goes out of scope.


  my $file_obj = $handle->name;


Disable autocleanup.



Write @content to the tempfile and close it.

  $handle = $handle->write(@content);


Execute subref with $handle as $_. If you chain this with the constructor, the destructor cleanup will happen immediately after sub has returned.

  my @x = $handle->do(sub {something($_->name); ...});


Called automatically when the handle goes out of scope.



Constant representing a chunk of X characters.


Eric Wilhelm @ <ewilhelm at cpan dot org>


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