mkdir - make directories


mkdir [-p] [-m mode] [--parents] [--mode=mode] [--help] [--version] dir...


This manual page documents the GNU version of mkdir . mkdir creates a directory with each given name. By default, the mode of created directories is 0777 minus the bits set in the umask.


-m, --mode mode
Set the mode of created directories to mode , which is symbolic as in chmod and uses the default mode as the point of departure.

-p, --parents
Ensure that each given directory exists. Create any missing parent directories for each argument. Parent directories default to the umask modified by `u+wx'. Do not consider an argument directory that already exists to be an error.

Print a usage message on standard output and exit successfully.

Print version information on standard output then exit successfully.