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mkpath_np(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 					      mkpath_np(3)

mkpath_np -- Auxiliary routine for efficiently creating paths SYNOPSIS
#include <unistd.h> int mkpath_np(const char * path, mode_t omode); DESCRIPTION
This routine allows the caller to create a path, including intermediate directories. It is equivalent to calling mkdir(1) with the -p com- mand line argument. Intermediate directories are created with permission bits of rwxrwxrwx (0777) as modified by the current umask, plus write and search permis- sion for the owner. The leaf directory is created with permission bits of omode as modified by the current umask. RETURN VALUES
A 0 return value indicates success. If an error occurs, the return value is a non-zero error code. Note that EEXIST is returned iff the leaf directory already exists and is a directory, so under certain circumstances, this error value may not indicate a failure state. This routine does NOT modify errno. ERRORS
Any error code that can be returned by mkdir(2) can be returned by mkpath_np(), but mkpath_np() will return the error code rather than set- ting errno. [ENOTDIR] A component of the path is not a directory (in contrast to mkdir(2) which returns this based on the path prefix rather than the path). [EEXIST] The path already exists and is a directory. HISTORY
This function first appeared in iOS 5.0. SEE ALSO
mkdir(1), chmod(2), mkdir(2) Mac OS X July 13, 2011 Mac OS X

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mkdir -- make directories SYNOPSIS
mkdir [-pv] [-m mode] directory_name ... DESCRIPTION
The mkdir utility creates the directories named as operands, in the order specified, using mode rwxrwxrwx (0777) as modified by the current umask(2). The options are as follows: -m mode Set the file permission bits of the final created directory to the specified mode. The mode argument can be in any of the formats specified to the chmod(1) command. If a symbolic mode is specified, the operation characters ``+'' and ``-'' are interpreted rela- tive to an initial mode of ``a=rwx''. -p Create intermediate directories as required. If this option is not specified, the full path prefix of each operand must already exist. On the other hand, with this option specified, no error will be reported if a directory given as an operand already exists. Intermediate directories are created with permission bits of rwxrwxrwx (0777) as modified by the current umask, plus write and search permission for the owner. -v Be verbose when creating directories, listing them as they are created. The user must have write permission in the parent directory. DIAGNOSTICS
The mkdir utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs. SEE ALSO
The -v option is non-standard and its use in scripts is not recommended. STANDARDS
The mkdir utility is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') compatible. HISTORY
A mkdir command appeared in Version 1 AT&T UNIX. BSD
January 25, 1994 BSD
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