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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     mkdir -- make directories

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     mkdir [-pv] [-m mode] directory_name ...

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The mkdir utility creates the directories named as operands, in the order
     specified, using mode rwxrwxrwx (0777) as modified by the current

     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
 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

     The user must have write permission in the parent directory.

DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The mkdir utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


COMPATIBILITY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The -v option is non-standard and its use in scripts is not recommended.

STANDARDS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     A mkdir command appeared in Version 1 AT&T UNIX.

FreeBSD 5.2.1		       January 25, 1994 		 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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