PoshTip #19 – Creating temporary files

PoshTip #19 – Creating temp files

Creating a temporary file in PowerShell v5 is very simple. The “New-TemporaryFile” cmdlet has been implemented. Just run the following command to create a new temp file :


To get the filename, you just have to run :

You may get all the properties by piping to the “FL *” :


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I work as an IT Production Manager, based in Paris (France) with a primary focus on Microsoft technologies. I have 10 years experience in administering Windows Servers. . I am a Microsoft MVP for Cloud & Datacenter Management. I also received the PowerShell Hero 2016 award by PowerShell.0rg. And finally, I am "MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure", "MCSA: Windows Servers", "Administering & Deploying SCCM", and CheckPoint CCSA certified.