tmpdir is a Python 2.6/2.7 module and command-line tool for working with
temporary directories. It reads and writes tar, tgz, tbz2 and zip archives.
tmpdir is available [in PyPi], so you can install with setuptools...
$ easy_install tmpdir
...or with pip...
$ pip install tmpdir
**It's not stable yet**, but is mostly working.
The command line tool initializes a temporary folder, runs a command inside
it, then deletes it. All options/arguments are optional.
loads an archive into the temporary folder.
dumps folder contents into an archive after command exits.
-c, --command="foo [bar bar bar...]"
-s, --shell="echo foo > bar"
specifies the command to run in the directory.
use --shell to run inside /bin/sh.
uses srm --simple to delete directory.
fails if srm command is unavailable.
=pseudo-secure (default for empty directories)
overwrites and renames files before erasing,
providing some security on some platforms.
=attempt-secure (default for loaded archives)
attempts --secure, falls back to --pseudo-secure.
deletes directory normally.
discard subcommand exit status.
returns exit status from subcommand.
returns exit status from subcommand, and
does not archive if it's nonzero.
If a command isn't given, it defaults to `bash --login` if run from a shell
and `read -p "Press enter to delete directory..."` otherwise.
When loading an archive it defaults to `--not-secure`, when creating a new one
it defaults to `--attempt-secure`.
### Example Usage
Run `wget --mirror` in a temporary folder and archive the output files in a
~ $ tmpdir -c "wget stackoverflow.com --mirror -Q 2M" -o so.tgz
Want to compile and install something, but not need to hold on to the source?
~ $ tmpdir
Initializing temporary directory... (secure delete: True)
tmp $ wget http://python.org/ftp/python/2.7.2/Python-2.7.2.tar.bz2
[download, ./configure, make, make test, make install...]
tmp $ logout
Deleting temporary directory... (secure delete: True)
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