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Documentation for Unix.mkdir #4138

vicuna opened this Issue Oct 20, 2006 · 2 comments


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commented Oct 20, 2006

Original bug ID: 4138
Reporter: @mjambon
Status: closed (set by @damiendoligez on 2013-07-29T12:25:26Z)
Resolution: fixed
Priority: normal
Severity: minor
Version: 3.09.2
Target version: 4.01.0+dev
Fixed in version: 4.01.0+dev
Category: documentation

Bug description

The documentation says:

val mkdir : string -> file_perm -> unit
Create a directory with the given permissions.

It should mention something about the permission mask being applied when there is one.


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commented Jul 11, 2012

Comment author: @damiendoligez

Since the Unix module is a thin layer on top of Unix system calls, we probably don't want to duplicate the Unix documentation. We should maybe add a general remark at the top of the Unix module to tell the users to see the man pages for more details.


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commented Jul 29, 2013

Comment author: @damiendoligez

Added a reference to umask in the descriptions of openfile, mkdir, and mkfifo (4.01 branch, rev 13950).

@vicuna vicuna closed this Jul 29, 2013

@vicuna vicuna added this to the 4.01.0 milestone Mar 14, 2019

@vicuna vicuna added the bug label Mar 19, 2019

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