mkdir

Make Directory (Create folders)

Multiple folders will be created in the order specified, using mode rwx rwx rwx (0777) as modified by the current umask.

Syntax
          mkdir [-pv] [-m mode] folder...

Options

     -m mode
	     Set the file permission bits of the final created directory to
	     the specified mode.  The mode can be in any of the formats
	     specified to the chmod command.  If a symbolic mode is
	     specified, the operation characters `+' and `-' are interpreted
	     relative to an initial mode of `a=rwx'.

     -p	     Create intermediate folders as required.  If this option is
	     not specified, the full path prefix of each operand must already
	     exist.  On the other hand, with this option specified, no error
	     will be reported if a directory given as an operand already
	     exists.

     -v	     Verbose = list folders as they are created.     

The -v option is non-standard and its use in scripts is not recommended.

The user must have write permission in the parent directory.

If an error occurs, mkdir exits with a value >0.

Examples

  mkdir MyFolder MyFolder/SubFolder "My Other Folder"

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Related:

mkdir man page - Apple.com
rm - Remove files or folders (including recursive delete)
cp - Copy files
ls - List information about files


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