since: 2.18


g_file_make_directory_with_parents (
  GFile* file,
  GCancellable* cancellable,
  GError** error


Creates a directory and any parent directories that may not exist similar to ‘mkdir -p’. If the file system does not support creating directories, this function will fail, setting error to G_IO_ERROR_NOT_SUPPORTED. If the directory itself already exists, this function will fail setting error to G_IO_ERROR_EXISTS, unlike the similar g_mkdir_with_parents().

For a local GFile the newly created directories will have the default (current) ownership and permissions of the current process.

If cancellable is not NULL, then the operation can be cancelled by triggering the cancellable object from another thread. If the operation was cancelled, the error G_IO_ERROR_CANCELLED will be returned.

Available since: 2.18



Type: GCancellable

Optional GCancellable object, NULL to ignore.

The argument can be NULL.
The data is owned by the caller of the function.

Type: GError **

The return location for a recoverable error.

The argument can be NULL.
If the return location is not NULL, then you must initialize it to a NULL GError*.
The argument will left initialized to NULL by the method if there are no errors.
In case of error, the argument will be set to a newly allocated GError; the caller will take ownership of the data, and be responsible for freeing it.

Return value

Type: gboolean

TRUE if all directories have been successfully created, FALSE otherwise.