Unable to mkdir

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Unable to mkdir

Post by russ_ray » Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:01 am

I am hoping someone can help me, please?

I am trying to simply create a directory on the server side. When I ftp to the server, I run the command

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mkdir \directory_name 
However, I am getting an error
500 Invalid Path
I do not know if I have the server setup properly nor do I understand this error message.

Thank you in advance.


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Post by mdj » Thu Mar 31, 2005 2:30 am

If you are using simple directories for the user, this should be possible, but if you do not use simple directories, the user will have to enter a directory first, and then a mkdir (without the '\') should be possible - provided the user have the necessary rights. This is because when not using simple directories, the root is "virtual". It is not a real directory, only an artifical parent for the directories added to this "virtual root", and therefore, it is not possible to create directories in it.
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