mkdir-(1) manual page


mkdir – make directories




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, –context=CTX
set the SELinux security context of each created directory to CTX
display this help and exit
output version information and exit


Written by David MacKenzie.

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This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

The full documentation for mkdir is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and mkdir programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info mkdir

should give you access to the complete manual.