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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for mkdir (netbsd section 1)

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

NAME
     mkdir -- make directories

SYNOPSIS
     mkdir [-p] [-m mode] directory_name ...

DESCRIPTION
     mkdir 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      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) utility.
	     If a symbolic mode is specified, the operation characters ``+'' and ``-'' are inter-
	     preted relative 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.  Intermediate directories are
	     created with permission bits of 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.

EXIT STATUS
     mkdir exits 0 if successful, and >0 if an error occurred.

SEE ALSO
     chmod(1), rmdir(1), mkdir(2), umask(2)

STANDARDS
     The mkdir utility is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') compatible.

BSD					 January 25, 1994				      BSD


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