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OpenDarwin 7.2.1 - man page for mkdir (opendarwin section 1)

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 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.  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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