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make directories


gfal-mkdir [ -h ] [ -V ] [ -v ] [ -D DEFINITION ] [ -C CLIENT-INFO ] [ -t TIMEOUT ] [ -p ] DIRECTORY...


gfal-mkdir Create the DIRECTORY(ies), if they do not already exist. By default, it creates them with mode 0755.


-h,  --help

show help about the command.

-V,  --version

output version information and exit.

-v,  --verbose

verbose mode. Repeat up to 3 times for the most verbose mode.

-D,  --definition

define properties for gfal2.

-C,  --client-info

provide custom client-side information

-t,  --timeout

global timeout for the execution of the command. Command is interrupted if time expires before it finishes.

-m,  --mode

set file mode (as in chmod). If not specified, 0755 is used. Depending on the storage implementation, it might not be used.

-p,  --parents

no error if existing, make parent directories as needed.



-p -m 0700 file:///tmp/path1/path2


srm:// srm://



All configuration files in this directory affect the behavior of the underlying gfal2.


Duarte Meneses <>
Adrien Devresse <>
Alejandro Alvarez Ayllon <>

See Also

gfal-cat(1), gfal-chmod(1), gfal-copy(1), gfal-ls(1), gfal-mkdir(1), gfal-rename(1), gfal-rm(1), gfal-save(1), gfal-stat(1), gfal-sum(1), gfal-xattr(1)

Referenced By

gfal-cat(1), gfal-chmod(1), gfal-copy(1), gfal-ls(1), gfal-rename(1), gfal-rm(1), gfal-save(1), gfal-stat(1), gfal-sum(1), gfal-xattr(1).

May 2017 v1.5.0