bug with mkdir

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Fri Jan 12 10:56:00 GMT 2001

On Fri, Jan 12, 2001 at 12:53:52PM -0500, Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) wrote:
>At 12:16 PM 1/12/2001, mark@numericalmethods.com wrote:
>>I think I may have found a bug in mkdir.
>>When I try 
>>   mkdir -p <relpath>/dir
>>Everything works fine. However,
>>   mkdir -p <abspath>/dir
>>it does not matter if the -p is superfluous or not, the directory is
>>still not made.
>>   mkdir -p $HOME/test
>>and see if the directory exists, if not (your behaviour matches mine),
>>   mkdir $HOME/test
>>The behaviour I am seeing is that the latter works as expected and the
>>former fails.
>Hm, both of these work just fine for me.

And, as with so many of these bug reports, if this *didn't* work the
mailing list would be filled with people complaining about this terrible


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