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MKDIR(1) BSD General Commands Manual MKDIR(1)
mkdir -- make directories
mkdir [-p] [-m mode] directory_name ...
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.
mkdir exits 0 if successful, and >0 if an error occurred.
chmod(1), rmdir(1), mkdir(2), umask(2)
The mkdir utility is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') compatible.
BSD January 25, 1994 BSD
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