mkdir (1)

Quick Reference

Creates a directory.

  • Create a directory:

mkdir {{directory_name}}

  • Recursively create a nested directory tree:

mkdir {{path/to/sub_directory_name}}

NAME

mkdir - make directories

SYNOPSIS

mkdir [ OPTION]... DIRECTORY...

DESCRIPTION

Create the DIRECTORY(ies), if they do not already exist.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
-m, --mode=MODE
set file mode (as in chmod), not a=rwx - umask
-p, --parents
no error if existing, make parent directories as needed
-v, --verbose
print a message for each created directory
-Z
set SELinux security context of each created directory to the default type
--context[=CTX]
like -Z, or if CTX is specified then set the SELinux or SMACK security context to CTX
--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
 
Report mkdir translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

SEE ALSO

mkdir(2)
Full documentation at: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/mkdir>
 
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) mkdir invocation'

Information

Source
Coreutils
OS/version
GNU coreutils 8.29.13-0a854
Source updated
December 2, 2018
Page created
February 9, 2018
Page generated
December 2, 2018