|MKDIR(1)||General Commands Manual||MKDIR(1)|
mkdir — make
mkdir utility creates the directories
named as operands, in the order specified, using mode
rwxrwxrwx (0777) as modified by the current
The options are as follows:
+’ and ‘
-’ are interpreted relative to an initial mode of “a=rwx”.
rwxrwxrwx (0777)as modified by the current umask, plus write and search permission for the owner. Do not consider it an error if the argument directory already exists.
The user must have write permission in the parent directory. For an explanation of the directory hierarchy, see hier(7).
mkdir utility exits 0 on
success, and >0 if an error occurs.
Create a directory named foobar:
$ mkdir foobar
Create a directory named foobar and set its file mode to 700:
$ mkdir -m 700 foobar
Create a directory named cow/horse/monkey, creating any non-existent intermediate directories as necessary:
$ mkdir -p cow/horse/monkey
mkdir utility is compliant with the
IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 (“POSIX.1”)
mkdir command appeared in
Version 1 AT&T UNIX.
|September 3, 2010||OpenBSD-6.2|