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Temporary Files

Since temporary files should be handled differently than persistent files (see Section 3.1.1)--because there is no need to "bother" the server with temporary files--it would be a good idea to provide special primitives for these. This way the applications can tell the system which files are temporary (and that is the only way for the system to found out). I have not implemented any of these, because they are already there; in ANSI-C [21].

Primitives from ANSI-C for using temporary files: