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mkdir return status changed from 2.7.2 to 2.9.4

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: mkdir return status changed from 2.7.2 to 2.9.4
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 14:17:20 -0500

On 16-Jan-2006, Jean-Francois Cardoso wrote:

| The meaning of the return code of function mkdir has changed from
| 2.7.2 to 2.9.4 (see the help texts below).
| All my brilliant successes (at creating dirs) of the past are now
| reported as miserable failures.
| Is this an unintended move, to be reversed ?

The behavior was changed for compatibility with Matlab, so no, the
change won't be reversed.

| Otherwise, is there a decent way to write code which would run under
| both 2.1.xx and 2.9.xx ?

I guess you could look at the version number if you must have your
code working with both old and new versions of Octave (and/or


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