GNU bug report logs - #34009
doc: mkdir: warn that --mode doesn't affect parents

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Package: coreutils; Severity: wishlist; Reported by: 積丹尼 Dan Jacobson <jidanni@HIDDEN>; dated Mon, 7 Jan 2019 15:37:01 UTC; Maintainer for coreutils is bug-coreutils@HIDDEN.
Changed bug title to 'doc: mkdir: warn that --mode doesn't affect parents' from 'warn that mkdir --mode doesn't affect parents created' Request was from Assaf Gordon <assafgordon@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.
Severity set to 'wishlist' from 'normal' Request was from Assaf Gordon <assafgordon@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.

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Subject: Re: bug#34009: warn that mkdir --mode doesn't affect parents created
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severity 34009 wishlist
retitle 34009 doc: mkdir: warn that --mode doesn't affect parents
stop

Hello,

On 2019-01-07 8:36 a.m., 積丹尼 Dan Jacobson wrote:
> 
> do warn that --mode doesn't affect any parents created.
> 
> $ mkdir --mode 700 -p /tmp/g/h/i
> $ find /tmp/g -ls
>      55795      0 drwxr-xr-x   3 jidanni  jidanni        60 Jan  7 23:30 /tmp/g
>      55796      0 drwxr-xr-x   3 jidanni  jidanni        60 Jan  7 23:30 /tmp/g/h
>      55797      0 drwx------   2 jidanni  jidanni        40 Jan  7 23:30 /tmp/g/h/i
> 
> Also warn on (info "(coreutils) mkdir invocation") more directly. Thanks.

The info manual does contain a short sentence about parents' modes:
  "To set the file permission bits of any newly-created parent
   directories to a value [...]"

But this can be improved.

Marking as wishlist. Patches are welcomed.

regards,
  - assaf'





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On man mkdir

       -m, --mode=MODE
              set file mode (as in chmod), not a=rwx - umask

       -p, --parents
              no error if existing, make parent directories as needed

do warn that --mode doesn't affect any parents created.

$ mkdir --mode 700 -p /tmp/g/h/i
$ find /tmp/g -ls
    55795      0 drwxr-xr-x   3 jidanni  jidanni        60 Jan  7 23:30 /tmp/g
    55796      0 drwxr-xr-x   3 jidanni  jidanni        60 Jan  7 23:30 /tmp/g/h
    55797      0 drwx------   2 jidanni  jidanni        40 Jan  7 23:30 /tmp/g/h/i

Also warn on (info "(coreutils) mkdir invocation") more directly. Thanks.




Acknowledgement sent to 積丹尼 Dan Jacobson <jidanni@HIDDEN>:
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Report forwarded to bug-coreutils@HIDDEN:
bug#34009; Package coreutils. Full text available.
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