In a BASH script I'm writing, I need temporary files. Unfortunately, not
only some of the used programs don't accept stdin nor stdout, but they
also require "extensions" on the input/output file.
As I want to be sure nothing is overwritten, I tried calling mktemp with
a modified template:
$ mktemp tmp.XXXXXXXXXX.ext
mktemp: too few X's in template `tmp.XXXXXXXXXX.ext'
Which is just the default template with some more characters appended,
that is, the amount of X's is the same. I even tried with more and more
X's and it still didn't work, so I gave up, as the problem must be
Is this a limitation of mktemp (X's must be on the right)? Or am I
missing some parameter? --suffix=.ext (seen on the web) doesn't work.