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Re: mkdir no longer works

Thank you for your replies.  I didn't try using aliases, but there was an unescaped special character, ' , in the directory name.  I omitted it and the  directory now exists and I can use it.  Again, thanks for the speedy replies.

On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 5:38 PM, Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:
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On 06/07/08 19:27, Steve Mazurek wrote:
> I can no longer create directories with mkdir, neither as root from the
> command line nor from within the terminals in the xwindow graphics
> system. (I am using etchnhalf, linux image 2.6.22-4-686 on a Thinkpad
> T42)  In either case, when I type mkdir directory-name or mkdir path
> directory-name and hit enter the output is always   > on a new line.  If
> I cd to the directory where I'm trying to make the new subdirectory I
> receive the same result.  I've never had this happen before.  I recently
> installed drivers and firmware for ipw2100, which is now working, and I
> used mkdir and mv while doing this.  Any suggestions?  Is there a bug
> involved?  Thanks for any advice.

That makes it appear to be some sort of shell script.  Did you alias it?

Try this:
$ alias
$ alias mkdir
$ which mkdir

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Ron Johnson, Jr.
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