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I keep getting this at stdout "mkdir: usage: mkdir [-m mode] [-p] dirname ..."

Posted on 2006-06-26
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This is really odd.

I keep receiving the following line at stdout:

"mkdir: usage: mkdir [-m mode] [-p] dirname ..."

I have the following in my Korn Shell script:

if [[ ! -d $JOB_DIR ]]; then
      mkdir -p "$JOB_DIR"
fi

I tried the mode parameter, but still get this message.

Thoughts or suggestions on how to get rid of this message is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

--Todd
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I guess that $JOB_DIR is unset or empty
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by:Tintin
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Add

echo "dir: $JOB_DIR"

before the mkdir and I think you'll see what the problem is.
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by:jtp51
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ahoffmann: Thanks... sorry guys, I had echoed the variable before and saw a value; however I had made more changes since.
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