add tests
diff --git a/plugins/org.eclipse.wtp.releng.tools/examplebinscripts/verifydir.sh b/plugins/org.eclipse.wtp.releng.tools/examplebinscripts/verifydir.sh
index 91c0923..f06473d 100644
--- a/plugins/org.eclipse.wtp.releng.tools/examplebinscripts/verifydir.sh
+++ b/plugins/org.eclipse.wtp.releng.tools/examplebinscripts/verifydir.sh
@@ -16,6 +16,9 @@
 # beginning
 export VERIFYOUTDIR="${HOME}"/verifyoutdir
 
+# make, in case doesn't exist
+mkdir -p "${VERIFYOUTDIR}"
+
 # even though we just set it above, include the if check 
 # here to gaurd against future errors, since if 'verfiyoutdir' is 
 # not defined, the remove if for the root directory! 
@@ -26,7 +29,7 @@
 
 echo "   verify directory: ${loc}";
 echo "      for pattern:    ${pat}";
-echo "   output files in "${VERIFYOUTDIR}" 
+echo "   output files in " "${VERIFYOUTDIR}" 
 
 find "${loc}" -regex "${pat}" -exec verify.sh '{}' \;