library call for directory path creation?

Michael C. Shultz reso3w83 at
Tue Feb 1 13:05:07 PST 2005

On Tuesday 01 February 2005 11:35 am, Louis LeBlanc wrote:
> I know there might be a better place for this question, but here
> goes.
> I'm working on a utility that has to, among many other things, create
> directory paths, often with a series of parent directories that may
> not already exist.  Solaris has mkdirp(3GEN) in the libgen library,
> but I can't find a library call that will do this in FreeBSD.  Kind
> of like `mkdir -p` would.
> I know it would be pretty trivial to roll my own, and if I can't find
> it I will.  I'm just curious if anyone knows of an *existing* library
> call that would do this.
> Lou

Assuming your working in C what is wrong with:

char command[]	= "mkdir -p /path/to/whatever";

system( command );



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