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.TH TST_TMPDIR 3 07/25/2000 "Linux Test Project"
tst_tmpdir \- create a unique testing directory and make it current.
tst_rmdir \- remove the directory created by \fBtst_tmpdir\fR.
extern char *TESTDIR;\fR
The \fBtst_tmpdir()\fR function uses the first three characters of the
\fBTCID\fR global variable as the prefix in forming a unique directory name
(via \fBtempnam\fR(3S)). The directory is then created and made the current
If \fBtst_tmpdir()\fR cannot form a unique directory name, create the
directory, or \fBchdir\fR to the directory, it uses \fBtst_brk()\fR to issue
"BROK" messages for all test cases. It then exits via \fBtst_exit()\fR.
Because \fBtst_tmpdir()\fR exits in the event of a problem, a test must call
it \fBbefore\fR performing any operations that would require running a
The \fBtst_rmdir()\fR function recursively removes the directory created by
\fBtst_tmpdir()\fR. This function should be used \fBonly\fR as a companion
to \fBtst_tmpdir()\fR and should be called immediately prior to the test
exiting via \fBtst_exit()\fR.
\fBtst_rmdir()\fR uses the \fBsystem\fR(3S) library routine (which in turn
calls \fBfork\fR(2)), so tests that use it \fBcannot\fR treat SIGCLD as an
Users may gain access to the name of the temporary directory by declaring the
external character pointer \fBTESTDIR\fR.
The \fBtst_rmdir()\fR function will check the \fBTESTDIR\fR global variable
to ensure that the user is not attempting to remove the root directory or
some unspecified directories with a "*" parameter. All error/warning
messages are delivered through \fBtst_res()\fR.
.SH "SEE ALSO"
fork(2), system(3S), tst_res(3), tmpnam(3S).