The requirements for the system where this is being run are that this
routine be written in COBOL. (Hence, I haven't posted the sample code as
most on this list wouldn't follow it.)

As you posted to midrange rather than rpg I don't believe posting COBOL
code would have been much of a problem. You might be surprised by how many
IBM i COBOL developers are around (and on this list). Seeing the actual
call might have accelerated resolution of the problem.

On Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 8:31 PM Michael Quigley <MichaelQuigley@xxxxxxxxxx>

Kevin/Scott and others,

Kevin--Yes that's what we're talking about.

Thanks to all who responded.

The issue came down to the requirement for the Mode to be passed by value.
The requirements for the system where this is being run are that this
routine be written in COBOL. (Hence, I haven't posted the sample code as
most on this list wouldn't follow it.)

I added the "BY VALUE" phrase for Mode and now I'm getting the expected
results. I found this before IBM got back to me on the Case (formerly known
as PMR) by searching through previous code working in the IFS.

Thanks for the responses to Kevin and all who responded.

Michael Quigley
Computer Services
The Way international

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf
Of Kevin Bucknum
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2019 3:54 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-
Subject: RE: mkdir() API and IFS authorities

Actually your copybook does use the options(*string), but I just stripped
code out off a fix format program and it compiled and worked, so didn't
bother fixing it up. I'm not having the issue. My example is how it is
for me, which is the way I expect it to, and the way it is documented to
It's not working for Michael, and I think he is going to open up a PMR.
example was just to make sure Michael and I were talking apples to

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Scott Klement
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2019 2:42 PM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: mkdir() API and IFS authorities


Thanks for the example. From what you've posted there, you are doing

Mode = S_Ixusr // My user profile - *X only
+ S_Iroth + S_Iwoth; // Other (*PUBLIC) *RW Path =
'/kevin/mkdirtest/newfolder' + x'00'; Mkdir(%Addr(Path):Mode);

This code looks like it was written for V3R2 with the manual x'00' and
%addr(). It'd be nice to modernize that a bit to use options(*string),
but the
old way still works.

As the comments say, you're asking for your user profile to have *X and
public to have *RW. in your screenshot that follows the code you show


As far as I can tell, this is exactly what was expected. Can you
explain what the trouble is?


On 12/30/2019 1:14 PM, Kevin Bucknum wrote:
I'm in the root file system. I threw together an example of what I'm
just to make sure we are talking about the same things. And I'm on V7R3


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