Usage And Variation

  1. mkdir dir1/dir2/dir3 Creates a nested directory
  2. mkdir -v This prints out a message for each directory created
  3. mkdir -p This creates a "parent" directory but will not give off an error message if the directory already exists

What is the MKDIR command?

Creates a directory in the current location of the user or at a given location. Unless specified, the directory will be empty. The name of the directory is given as an argument to the command. Directories can be nested into each other.

Examples:

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In the example above, the user created a new directory called NewDirectory. This also displays the other directories that are in the same location.

Try it: