On Fri, 12 May 2000, David O'Brien wrote:

| On Fri, May 12, 2000 at 06:34:08AM -0700, Eugene M. Kim wrote:
| > I guess, although it could be fine if we had a flag to mkdir(1) that
| > makes it just succeed when there's already a directory of the same name.
| Yes, that is "-p".

Oh yes you're right.  But then things still remain strange...  Isn't

test -d openssl || mkdir -p openssl

supposed to never give the `mkdir: openssl: File exists' error?

So I guess the real cause of that bug is not a race condition between
two mkdir -p commands.  Haven't seen the error recently so can't exactly
tell, but it looks more like there is already an `openssl' that isn't a



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