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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for mkdir (redhat section 1)

MKDIR(1)								FSF								  MKDIR(1)

NAME
mkdir - make directories
SYNOPSIS
mkdir [OPTION] DIRECTORY...
DESCRIPTION
Create the DIRECTORY(ies), if they do not already exist. Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too. -m, --mode=MODE set permission mode (as in chmod), not rwxrwxrwx - umask -p, --parents no error if existing, make parent directories as needed -v, --verbose print a message for each created directory --help display this help and exit --version output version information and exit
AUTHOR
Written by David MacKenzie.
REPORTING BUGS
Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.
COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICU- LAR PURPOSE.
SEE ALSO
The full documentation for mkdir is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and mkdir programs are properly installed at your site, the command info mkdir should give you access to the complete manual. mkdir (coreutils) 4.5.3 February 2003 MKDIR(1)