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Re: bug with "mkdir -p -m ____ ..."

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: bug with "mkdir -p -m ____ ..."
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 11:48:43 +0100
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address@hidden writes:

> I think that if both the -p and -m __mode__
> options are used with mkdir, then the __mode__
> should be used when making any new directories,
> not just the last one.

POSIX does not allow that behaviour.

    For each dir operand that does not name an existing directory, effects
    equivalent to those caused by the following command shall occur:

      mkdir -p -m $(umask -S),u+wx $(dirname dir) &&
      mkdir [-m mode] dir

    where the -m mode option represents that option supplied to the
    original invocation of mkdir, if any.

A new option could provide the behaviour you want, but there is also the
issue of what to do with the u+wx part above, i.e. whether the new
directories should at least be writable and searchable.


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, address@hidden
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