Robert Huff wrote:
>       This is probably staring me in the face:
> 
> if [ ! -d "foo"] 

Missing space   ^ here.  

ie:

    if [ ! -d "foo" ]
    then
        mkdir foo
    fi

or perhaps more succinctly:

    [ -d "foo" ] || mkdir "foo"

or best of all, maybe just:

    mkdir -p "foo"

        Cheers,

        Matthew

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