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class TempFile {
  public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException{
    File f = File.createTempFile("tempnam",".tmp");
    FileOutputStream fop = null;
    try {
      fop = new FileOutputStream(f);
      String str = "Data";
    } finally {
      // Stream/file still open; file will
      // not be deleted on Windows systems
      f.deleteOnExit(); // Delete the file when the JVM terminates

      if (fop != null) {
        try {
        } catch (IOException x) {
          // Handle error

Compliant Solution (



This compliant solution creates a temporary file using several methods from Java's NIO.2 package (introduced in Java SE 7). It uses the createTempFile() method, which creates an unpredictable name. (The actual method by which the name is created is implementation-defined and undocumented.) The file is opened using the try-with-resources construct, which automatically closes the file regardless of whether an exception occurs. Finally, the file is opened with the Java SE 7 DELETE_ON_CLOSE option, which removes the file automatically when it is closed.


[API 2014]

Class File
   Method createTempFile
   Method delete
   Method deleteOnExit

[Darwin 2004]

Section 11.5, "Creating a Transient File"

[J2SE 2011]


[JDK Bug 2015]

Bug JDK-4171239
Bug JDK-4405521
Bug JDK-4631820

[SDN 2008]Bug ID: 4171239 

[Secunia 2008]

Secunia Advisory 20132