David Scheidt wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Jun 2000, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> :This patch was developed by Peter Jeremy and myself and increases the
> :number of possible temporary filenames which can be generated by the
> :mktemp() family, by more densely encoding the PID and using a larger set
> :of characters to randomly pad with.
> :
> :Instead of using only alphabetic characters, the patch uses the following
> :character set:
> :
> :0123456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz@#%^-_=+:,.~
> ":" is path seperator in Apple's HFS filesystem.  "@" is used as the line
> erase character in some shells.  "#" is rubout in some shells.

# is a comment
~ at the beginning is a ~username
^ is an alias for | in old shells

These could matter in the light of mktemp(1).
file=`mktemp foo.XXXX`

Why 74 characters?  Why not 64?


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