mkdir permissions problem with perl

Testing the following perl code with local linux and apache
1.3.6 server allows creation of directories with permissions
of 755 but not 777, and on the apache 1.3.4 server of my webhost, it seems limited to a permission of just "4" for 'other'...ie, directories always result with permissions of
rwx-rx-r, and not rwx-rx-rx...This is the code, and thank you for your help:
chdir('../../public_html');
chdir($cat);
chdir($sub);
mkdir($lgn,0755);
leehinklemanAsked:
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geoff2000Commented:
It is most likely due to your current umask.
It's best to leave your umask as it is and just use the chmod functions after mkdir.
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leehinklemanAuthor Commented:
Geoff:
chmod(0777, $lgn) worked on both local linux, and on my webhost.
Thanks very much.
Sincerely,
Lee Hinkleman
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