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bug#7738: Some advice needed

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#7738: Some advice needed
Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2010 11:18:12 -0800
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On 12/26/2010 09:24 AM, Jens Gunnarsson wrote:
> $ mkdir ~/dos/c
> mkdir: cannot create directory `/home/jens/dos/c': No such file or directory

The problem is that you're trying to make ~/dos/c
without making ~/dos first.  This should work:

mkdir ~/dos ~/dos/c

And this will also work, and it'll be a bit simpler:

mkdir -p ~/dos/c

Admittedly the mkdir diagnostic is pretty bad here.

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