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Re: mkdir -m and -p interaction

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: mkdir -m and -p interaction
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 09:51:38 -0800
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"Paul T. Darga" <address@hidden> writes:

> When running mkdir with -m and -p options, the specified mode is not
> honored for parent directories.  This is consistent with the
> documentation, but it strikes me as a bit bogus.  Is there a reason
> for this behavior?

It's the tradition, and POSIX requires it.  See

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