test_tmpdir, test_tmpdir_free

(Manage temporary directory for TAP tests)

SYNOPSIS

#include <tap/basic.h>

char *test_tmpdir();

void test_tmpdir_free(char *path);

DESCRIPTION

test_tmpdir() creates a temporary directory for tests to use for transient files and returns the path to that directory. test_tmpdir_free() attempts to remove the directory and then frees the path string.

The directory created will be named tmp under the location named by the C_TAP_BUILD environment variable, or under the current directory if C_TAP_BUILD is not set.

RETURN VALUE

test_tmpdir() returns the path to the temporary directory. It never returns NULL; if any problems occur in creating the directory, it calls bail() to exit the test instead. Note that the path may be relative if the environment variable C_TAP_BUILD is not set or is relative itself.

AUTHOR

Russ Allbery <eagle@eyrie.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2011, 2013, 2016 Russ Allbery <eagle@eyrie.org>

Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification, are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright notice and this notice are preserved. This file is offered as-is, without any warranty.

SEE ALSO

bail(3), runtests(1)

The current version of the C TAP Harness library is available from its web page at <https://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/software/c-tap-harness/>.

Last spun 2016-11-05 from POD modified 2016-10-26