On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 10:19 AM, Albert Schlef <albertschlef / gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm writing a program that needs to generate two or three temporary
> files.
>
> (Specifically: my program runs a shell command and I need to pass the
> shell command a path to a non-existing file which it will dump data to.)

man mktemp
man tempfile


> Is there a 'gem' that manages these things? Preferably it should remove
> the files when the script finishes or whatever.

it is builtin in ruby. but in this case, you'd better do it all in ruby...

best regards -botp