KDE linuxisms may confuse CIFS and will cause trouble on Windows

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Thu Jan 4 22:39:12 GMT 2007

Jaison Lee wrote:
>Wow. That sucks. This is like a standard practice on Linux. A lot of
>code uses (Q/K)TemporaryFile to generate a name and then passes that
>filename to someplace else. Not a problem so long as the original
>handle stays open until the new file is created. If you remove the
>temporary file and then create a new file afterwards it leaves a
>window open whereby (I believe) certain security attacks can be made.
>Everything just gets messy.

That's when you use QTemporaryFile to create a temporary non-file (a dir, 
a symlink, whatever). You shouldn't do that: QTemporaryFile is for files 

If we need temporary dirs, we need a method for that.

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