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mkdir Command in Linux

officialrajdeepsingh profile image Rajdeep singh ・2 min read

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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