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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-16556

check_dir_exists() recursive does not work on windows

    Details

    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Critical
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.8.6, 1.9.2
    • Fix Version/s: 1.8.7, 1.9.3
    • Component/s: Libraries
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:
      Windows XP Pro V3 with NTFS file system
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_18_STABLE, MOODLE_19_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_18_STABLE, MOODLE_19_STABLE

      Description

      We recently ran into a problem with check_dir_exists() and having it recursively create directories on Windows. Example call:

      $CFG->dataroot = 'C:\xampp/moodledata';
      check_dir_exists('C:\xampp/moodledata/path/to/dir', true, true);

      What is passed to mkdir:

      C:\xampp/moodledata/C:/
      C:\xampp/moodledata/C:/xampp/
      C:\xampp/moodledata/C:/xampp/moodledata/
      C:\xampp/moodledata/C:/xampp/moodledata/path/
      C:\xampp/moodledata/C:/xampp/moodledata/path/to/
      C:\xampp/moodledata/C:/xampp/moodledata/path/to/dir/

      Now, same call with the attached patch:

      C:\xampp/moodledata/path/
      C:\xampp/moodledata/path/to/
      C:\xampp/moodledata/path/to/dir/

      Since this method is called everywhere, I don't see how this problem hasn't come up before, which leads me to believe that I'm missing something. I did not experience the problem first hand as I develop on a Mac but as you can see from my simple test above, it is not working as intended.

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                  Updated:
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                  Fix Release Date:
                  15/Oct/08