MKDIRP(3GEN) String Pattern-Matching Library Functions MKDIRP(3GEN)


NAME


mkdirp, rmdirp - create or remove directories in a path

SYNOPSIS


cc [ flag ... ] file ... -lgen [ library ... ]
#include <libgen.h>

int mkdirp(const char *path, mode_t mode);


int rmdirp(char *dir, char *dir1);


DESCRIPTION


The mkdirp() function creates all the missing directories in path with
mode. See chmod(2) for the values of mode.


The rmdirp() function removes directories in path dir. This removal
begins at the end of the path and moves backward toward the root as far
as possible. If an error occurs, the remaining path is stored in dir1.

RETURN VALUES


If path already exists or if a needed directory cannot be created,
mkdirp() returns -1 and sets errno to one of the error values listed for
mkdir(2). It returns zero if all the directories are created.


The rmdirp() function returns 0 if it is able to remove every directory
in the path. It returns -2 if a ``.'' or ``..'' is in the path and -3 if
an attempt is made to remove the current directory. Otherwise it returns
-1.

EXAMPLES


Example 1: Example of creating scratch directories.




The following example creates scratch directories.


/* create scratch directories */
if(mkdirp("/tmp/sub1/sub2/sub3", 0755) == -1) {
fprintf(stderr, "cannot create directory");
exit(1);
}
chdir("/tmp/sub1/sub2/sub3");
.
.
.
/* cleanup */
chdir("/tmp");
rmdirp("sub1/sub2/sub3");


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+---------------+-----------------+
|ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+---------------+-----------------+
|MT-Level | MT-Safe |
+---------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


chmod(2), mkdir(2), rmdir(2), malloc(3C), attributes(5)

NOTES


The mkdirp() function uses malloc(3C) to allocate temporary space for the
string.


October 14, 2003 MKDIRP(3GEN)