Temporary Filesystem

Manage filesystems in temporary locations.

A temporary filesytem is stored in a location defined by your OS (/tmp on linux). The contents are deleted when the filesystem is closed.

A TempFS is a good way of preparing a directory structure in advance, that you can later copy. It can also be used as a temporary data store.

class fs.tempfs.TempFS(identifier=u'__tempfs__', temp_dir=None, auto_clean=True, ignore_clean_errors=True)[source]

A temporary filesystem on the OS.

  • identifier (str) – A string to distinguish the directory within the OS temp location, used as part of the directory name.
  • temp_dir (str, optional) – An OS path to your temp directory (leave as None to auto-detect)
  • auto_clean (bool) – If True (the default), the directory contents will be wiped on close.
  • ignore_clean_errors (bool) – If True (the default), any errors in the clean process will be suppressed. If False, they will be raised.

Clean (delete) temporary files created by this filesystem.