mkdir Command – UNIX

mkdir Command UNIX

Description

mkdir is short of make directory.

As name suggests mkdir command is used to create directory.

Options

Following options can be used with the mkdir command:

-m, –mode=MODE no error if existing, make parent directories as needed
-p, –parents do not list implied “.” and “..”
-v, –verbose print a message for each created directory
-Z, –context=CTX set the SELinux security context of each created directory to CTX
–help display this help and exit
–version output version information and exit

Examples

Example 1:

To create multiple directories.

$ mkdir epw_1 epw_2
$

$ ls -lrt
total 12
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 10 08:26 epw_2
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 10 08:26 epw_1

Example 2:

Creating a directory, if the parent directory does not exists

$ mkdir -p epw/sub_epw/sub_epw1
$