Bug in mkdir ?
Sat Jan 27 12:08:00 GMT 2001
On Sat, Jan 27, 2001 at 03:01:48PM -0500, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 27, 2001 at 05:03:11PM +0100, email@example.com wrote:
>> >iÃÂ´m using mkdir (GNU Fileutils 4.0) of the latest cygwin and it seems that the -p option
>> >is not correct handled with all path-styles:
>> > mkdir -p <driveletter>:/any/path/to/a/new/dir
>> > mkdir -p /cygdrive/<driveletter>/any/path/to/a/new/dir
>> >are working correct. But if i write
>> > mkdir -p //<driveletter>/any/path/to/a/new/dir
>> >then the file is not created if it doesnÃÂ´t exists (wrong), if it exists already
>> >nothing is done (correct).
>> >I know that this pathstyle (//driveletter>/...) is somehow "deprecated" but IMHO
>> >nevertheless it should be handled correct by every tools at least until this style is officially
>> >not supported.
>> I really can't get too excited about getting an obscure use of a
>> deprecated feature working.
>> Perhaps you would like to submit a patch if this is important to you.
>I can't get too excited about a patch being applied for it either. Now
>on the other hand if `mkdir -p //host/share/foodir/bardir doesn't work
>then that is a different matter. I would like to push for making
>//<driveletter>/... invalid after the 1.1.8 release.
mkdir -p //host/share/foodir/bardir has never worked properly. There is
a FAQ entry on this.
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