mkdir man page

mkdir — make directories

TL;DR

mkdir {{directory}}

mkdir -p {{path/to/directory}}

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: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report mkdir translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

See Also

mkdir(2)

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

Referenced By

cpuset(7), gio(1), libarchive-formats(5), librrd(3), mkdir(2), mkdirhier(1), richaclex(7), shtool(1), shtool-mkdir(1).

November 2016 GNU coreutils 8.26 User Commands