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mkdir(1) [bsd man page]

MKDIR(1)						      General Commands Manual							  MKDIR(1)

NAME
mkdir - make directories SYNOPSIS
mkdir [ -p directory_name ... ] DESCRIPTION
Mkdir creates the directories named as operands, in the order specified, using mode 0777 modified by the current umask(2). The options are as follows: -p Create intermediate directories as required. If this option is not specified, the full path prefix of each operand must already exist. The user must have write permission in the parent directory. Mkdir exits 0 if successful, and >0 if an error occurred. SEE ALSO
rmdir(1) STANDARDS
Mkdir is POSIX 1003.2 compliant. This manual page is derived from the POSIX 1003.2 manual page. 3rd Berkeley Distribution August 16, 1993 MKDIR(1)

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MKDIR(1)						    BSD General Commands Manual 						  MKDIR(1)

NAME
mkdir -- make directories SYNOPSIS
mkdir [-pv] [-m mode] directory_name ... DESCRIPTION
The mkdir utility creates the directories named as operands, in the order specified, using mode rwxrwxrwx (0777) as modified by the current umask(2). The options are as follows: -m mode Set the file permission bits of the final created directory to the specified mode. The mode argument can be in any of the formats specified to the chmod(1) command. If a symbolic mode is specified, the operation characters ``+'' and ``-'' are interpreted rela- tive to an initial mode of ``a=rwx''. -p Create intermediate directories 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. Intermediate directories are created with permission bits of rwxrwxrwx (0777) as modified by the current umask, plus write and search permission for the owner. -v Be verbose when creating directories, listing them as they are created. The user must have write permission in the parent directory. DIAGNOSTICS
The mkdir utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs. SEE ALSO
rmdir(1) COMPATIBILITY
The -v option is non-standard and its use in scripts is not recommended. STANDARDS
The mkdir utility is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') compatible. HISTORY
A mkdir command appeared in Version 1 AT&T UNIX. BSD
January 25, 1994 BSD

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