$$ creates unique temporary filenames

Software ResiliencyCode Reliability

Why you should care

$$ is used to making temporary names with the process ID in KSH. It allows for the name to be unique to the process.

Business Impacts

$$ prevents risks and is helpful in making KSH code more productive by giving it more uniqueness.

Production Risk

CAST Recommendations



Style Guide

How we detect

This code insight shows that $$ gives the process number of the script being executing. It is also important to always tag tmp file name with this number.


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