[Pdx-pm] mkdir -p ?

Roderick A. Anderson raanders at acm.org
Fri Aug 24 10:16:30 PDT 2007

Keith Lofstrom wrote:
> The dirvish backup script (written in Perl) does a mkdir to make the
> directory where new backups go.  One of the users makes many backups
> per day, and would like to organize those into subtrees.   This
> would be easy if Perl had the equivalent of "mkdir -p ARG" rather
> than just "mkdir ARG". 
> I can think of many ways to fake "mkdir -p" (recursive, system call,
> etc.) but there is probably an elegant way to do it.  Suggestions?

Well I loved all the other suggestions.  All _very_ perl but I had the 
same need and just cheated since it was a Linux system and no need to 
make it work on Windows.

	qx{ /bin/mkdir -p path/that/was/needed }

> Keith

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