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diff -urNp coreutils-8.4-orig/doc/coreutils.texi coreutils-8.4/doc/coreutils.texi
--- coreutils-8.4-orig/doc/coreutils.texi	2011-01-07 15:01:18.575654333 +0100
+++ coreutils-8.4/doc/coreutils.texi	2011-01-07 15:05:38.791655243 +0100
@@ -9058,6 +9058,8 @@ incorrect.  @xref{Directory Setuid and S
 set-user-ID and set-group-ID bits of directories are inherited unless
 overridden in this way.
+Note: The @option{--mode},@option{-m} option only applies to the right-most directories listed on the command line.  When combined with @option{--parents}, @option{-p} option, any parent directories are created with @samp{u+wx} modified by umask.
 @item -p
 @itemx --parents
 @opindex -p