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Re: "not enough arguments" with 'mkdir' command

by jsprat (Curate)
on Dec 09, 2003 at 01:01 UTC ( #313333=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to "not enough arguments" with 'mkdir' command

When I try to supply a mask argument to the above, the directory gets created but not with the mask I used.

When you say "but not with the mask I used", what exactly do you mean? Do you supply '0777', but it is created '0755'?

What is the mask you are supplying, what are the permissions on the directory, what are you expecting the new directory's permissions to be - and finally, what is your umask?

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Re: Re: "not enough arguments" with 'mkdir' command
by nysus (Vicar) on Dec 09, 2003 at 01:20 UTC
    OK, I was supplying the mask as a string literal, surrounded by single quotes, which gave me interesting results. When I supply an integer in octal, the correct permissions are set. Thanks for the help.

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