Creates a new and empty directory in the default temp directory using the given prefix. : Directory « File Input Output « Java

Creates a new and empty directory in the default temp directory using the given prefix.

 * Copyright Aduna ( (c) 1997-2006.
 * Licensed under the Aduna BSD-style license.

public class Main {
   * Creates a new and empty directory in the default temp directory using the
   * given prefix. This methods uses {@link File#createTempFile} to create a
   * new tmp file, deletes it and creates a directory for it instead.
   * @param prefix The prefix string to be used in generating the diretory's
   * name; must be at least three characters long.
   * @return A newly-created empty directory.
   * @throws IOException If no directory could be created.
  public static File createTempDir(String prefix)
    throws IOException
    String tmpDirStr = System.getProperty("");
    if (tmpDirStr == null) {
      throw new IOException(
        "System property '' does not specify a tmp dir");
    File tmpDir = new File(tmpDirStr);
    if (!tmpDir.exists()) {
      boolean created = tmpDir.mkdirs();
      if (!created) {
        throw new IOException("Unable to create tmp dir " + tmpDir);
    File resultDir = null;
    int suffix = (int)System.currentTimeMillis();
    int failureCount = 0;
    do {
      resultDir = new File(tmpDir, prefix + suffix % 10000);
    while (resultDir.exists() && failureCount < 50);
    if (resultDir.exists()) {
      throw new IOException(failureCount + 
        " attempts to generate a non-existent directory name failed, giving up");
    boolean created = resultDir.mkdir();
    if (!created) {
      throw new IOException("Failed to create tmp directory");
    return resultDir;



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