Creates the directory specified by FILENAME, with permissions
specified by MASK (as modified by
umask). If it succeeds it
returns true, otherwise it returns false and sets
If omitted, MASK defaults to 0777.
In general, it is better to create directories with permissive MASK,
and let the user modify that with their
umask, than it is to supply
a restrictive MASK and give the user no way to be more permissive.
The exceptions to this rule are when the file or directory should be
kept private (mail files, for instance). The perlfunc(1) entry on
umask discusses the choice of MASK in more detail.
Note that according to the POSIX 1003.1-1996 the FILENAME may have any number of trailing slashes. Some operating and filesystems do not get this right, so Perl automatically removes all trailing slashes to keep everyone happy.