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mkdir() function versus mkdir command

Posted on 2014-12-04
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Hello,

system("mkdir dir_name");

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does not create any folder but,
mkdir("dir_name", 0770);

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successfully creates

Regards,
Nusrat
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by:omarfarid
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Are you capturing error messages? Are you using full path name while calling mkdir?
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by:Nusrat Nuriyev
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Are you using full path name while calling mkdir?
Sure.

how to capture?
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omarfarid earned 500 total points
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try to redirect the errors to a file:

system("mkdir dir_name > /tmp/mylog 2> /tmp/myerror");
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by:Tintin
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As per the system documentation, use:

@args = ("mkdir", "/path/to/dir");
system(@args) == 0 or die "system @args failed: $?"

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by:ozo
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Is this written in Perl or C?
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Whoops.  Didn't see the topics.   My last post is for Perl only.
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