$files->tempDir() method

Return a new temporary directory/path ready to use for files

The directory will be automatically removed after a set period of time (default=120s)

Example

$td = $files->tempDir('hello-world'); 
$path = (string) $td; // or use $td->get();
file_put_contents($path . 'some-file.txt', 'Hello world'); 

Usage

// basic usage
$wireTempDir = $files->tempDir($name);

// usage with all arguments
$wireTempDir = $files->tempDir($name, $options = []);

Arguments

NameType(s)Description
nameObject, string

Provide the object that needs the temp dir, or name your own string

options (optional)array, int

Options array to modify default behavior:

  • maxAge (integer): Maximum age of temp dir files in seconds (default=120)
  • basePath (string): Base path where temp dirs should be created. Omit to use default (recommended).
  • Note: if you specify an integer for $options, then 'maxAge' is assumed.

Return value

WireTempDir

If you typecast return value to a string, it is the temp dir path (with trailing slash).


$files methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.161

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