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How do I create a new directory with a cgi script on my webserver?

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Mar 12, 2000 at 08:46 UTC
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Answer: How do I create a new directory with a cgi script on my webserver?
contributed by Dominus

You use the mkdir function to make a new directory.

If it's not working for you, you probably have one of several common problems: You aren't using the correct path, because your CGI program is not running in the place that you think it is, or perhaps your program doesn't havethe permissions you expect it to.

For a list of problems of this type and how to diagnose or correct them, see this page

Answer: How do I create a new directory with a cgi script on my webserver?
contributed by fraterm

The File::Path module is another helpful tool in the programmers arsenal to skin such a cat. Remember to use oct() in conjunction with your mkpath() if you have a custom mask you want to use that is set in a scalar value elsewhere, lest you get oddly (perhaps inaccessibly) permissioned directories as a result.

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