< : TempFile>


This task sets a property to the name of a temporary file. Unlike the Java1.2 method to create a temporary file, this task does work on Java1.1. Also, it does not actually create the temporary file, but it does guarantee that the file did not exist when the task was executed.


<tempfile property="temp.file" />
create a temporary file
<tempfile property="temp.file" suffix=".xml" />
create a temporary file with the .xml suffix.
<tempfile property="temp.file" destDir="build"/>
create a temp file in the build subdir


Attribute Description Type Required?
destdir Sets the destination directory. If not set, the basedir directory is used instead. File ?
prefix Sets the optional prefix string for the temp file. String ?
property Sets the property you wish to assign the temporary file to. String ?
suffix Sets the optional suffix string for the temp file. String ?

Parameters accepted as nested elements