mkdir man page

mkdir — make directories


mkdir {{directory}}

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


mkdir [OPTION]... DIRECTORY...


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
set SELinux security context of each created directory to the default type
like -Z, or if CTX is specified then set the SELinux or SMACK security context to CTX
display this help and exit
output version information and exit


Written by David MacKenzie.

Reporting Bugs

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See Also


Full documentation at: <…>
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