MirBSD manpage: mkdir(1)

MKDIR(1)                     BSD Reference Manual                     MKDIR(1)


     mkdir - make directories


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


     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 for-
             mats specified to the chmod(1) utility. If a symbolic mode is
             specified, the operators '+' 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. 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. For an ex-
     planation of the directory hierarchy, see hier(7).

     The mkdir utility exits 0 on success or >0 if an error occurred.


     Create a directory named foobar:

           $ mkdir foobar

     Create a directory named foobar and set its file mode to 700:

           $ mkdir -m 700 foobar

     Create a directory named cow/horse/monkey, creating any non-existent in-
     termediate directories as necessary:

           $ mkdir -p cow/horse/monkey


     chmod(1), rmdir(1), umask(2), hier(7)


     The mkdir utility is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 ("POSIX.2") compati-


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

MirBSD #10-current             January 25, 1994                              1

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