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Bug #47579 Deleting a directory created recursively with mkdir
Submitted: 2009-03-05 20:23 UTC Modified: 2009-03-14 01:00 UTC
Avg. Score:4.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:1 of 1 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (100.0%)
Same OS:1 (100.0%)
From: yorianbenjamin at hotmail dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Directory function related
PHP Version: 5.2.9 OS: Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2009-03-05 20:23 UTC] yorianbenjamin at hotmail dot com
When using mkdir() to create a directory recursively it creates directories which can not be removed with ftp. However when I create a single directory with mkdir it is removable.

Reproduce code:

mkdir('test_dir2', 0777, FALSE);
mkdir('test_dir3', 0777, TRUE);
mkdir('test_dir4/blaat', 0777, TRUE);


Expected result:
I expected that I could easily delete all the directories using ftp.

Actual result:
Deleting the directories (using ftp): test_dir2 and test_dir3 worked as I expected it. 

Trying to delete blaat or test_dir4 returned an error:
[23:25:38] 550 blaat: Permission denied (or in the case of the other
directory: test_dir4: permission denied)

Someone else who tested it on his system replied:

This did the same thing on my machine. I had to be a superuser in order to delete it at the command line (which is essentially what you would need to do over FTP). I have no idea why that would happen.


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 [2009-03-06 10:44 UTC]
Propably just a misconfigured system, but what exacty were the permissions (for ALL directories created) ? 
 [2009-03-07 00:02 UTC] yorianbenjamin at hotmail dot com
All the directories (test_dir2, test_dir3 and blaat) had 0755 as mode (because of a mask). But that's the strange thing, the directories had pretty much everything identical. When I used stat() on all the directories they were pretty much identical. The only differences were:
- different inode (which is what you'd expect)
- nlink gives 2 for the one directory and 3 for the other

Since I thought it might be the server I am working I asked someone else. But he had exactly the same problem...
 [2009-03-14 01:00 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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