Setting group and owner with mkdir?

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Old 07-20-2011
Setting group and owner with mkdir?


As root, I want to create a directory and set the group and ownership permissions at the same time with one command, instead of making the directory, then going back and doing a chown and chgrp.

I don't see an option for this in the mkdir man page. Would I pipe chown and chgrp with my mkdir command to accomplish this, something like...

mkdir | chown <user> | chgrp <user> new_directory

Any suggestions are much appreciated. Smilie

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Old 07-20-2011
No. Pipes transport the output of one command to the input of the next. Your best shot at this would be a small script or shell function accepting additional parameters for the user and group.
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