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Create one or more directories . You must have write permission in the parent directory in order to create a directory. See also rmdir .


-m mode

Set the access mode for new directories.


Create intervening parent directories if they don't exist.


Create a read-only directory named personal :

mkdir -m 444 personal

The following sequence:

mkdir work; cd work

mkdir junk; cd junk

mkdir questions; cd ../..

could be accomplished by typing this:

mkdir -p work/junk/questions

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