The other day I was reading through some newsgroups on how to better automate a script. Part of the script contained an interesting command that looked promising; however, could not get it work.
This is the command.
mkdir icinga:icinga 0700 mydirectory
While it looks interesting, a quick execution of it created three directories, icinga:icinga, 0700, and mydirectory. This was not the desired effect.
Looking through the man pages for mkdir, there is a switch for the mode. From that switch I modified the command to include the
-m switch. Knowing that this will fail since there is no switch for the user and group.
mkdir icinga:icinga -m 0700 mydirectory
The result was the creation of icinga:icinga and mydirectory with mydirectory having 0700 for permissions.
If using the
mkdir command, then other commands like
chown will need to be used.
mkdir -m 0777 mydirectory chown -R icinga. mydirectory
This leads to the command
install. This command will accomplish everything in one line.
install -d -o icinga -g icinga -m 0700 mydirectory