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mkdir



mkdir

 [

options

] 

directories

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

Options

-m mode

Set the access mode for new directories.

-p

Create intervening parent directories if they don't exist.

Examples

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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