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mkdir Command in Linux

Rajdeep singh
Javascript || Python || AI || Biotechnology || Bioinformatic || Front-end Developer
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mkdir Command helps to create new directories. If the directory present already in the case doesn’t create new directories and gives a warning message inside the terminal.

Syntax:

mkdir [OPTION]... DIRECTORY...
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mkdir command output


Command Options

mkdir -m=Mode linuxBook

-m Option help to assign new permission on creating time (Like in chmod)

Mode Options:

rwx: read-write execute permission on this file
wx: only write execute permission on this file
rx: only Read execute permission on this file
rw: only Read execute permission on this file

mkdir -m option output


mkdir -p or mkdir --parents

-p option does not show an error if the directory exists. also, the directory that exists then overwrites your directory. your directory does not exist then create a new directory.

mkdir -p option output


mkdir -v or mkdir --verbose

check working behind mkdir command and print a message in the terminal after each created directory

mkdir -v flag output


mkdir --help

display this help and exit

mkdir --help flag output


mkdir --version

output mkdir command version information.

mkdir --version flag output


man mkdir

print mkdir manual page Information Inside Your Cmd Tool.
man mkdir output


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