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Mkdir Command in Linux

Mkdir Command in Linux


mkdir command stands for make directory allows the user to create an empty directory on Linux operating system. This command can also create multiple folders at once as well as set permissions for folders. Of course, pay attention to the permission to create the user’s directory when standing in the parent directory or not? Otherwise, you will get an error message about permission denied.

And the article below, we will show you how to use the mkdir command through several examples as go through below.

The syntax of mkdir command

$ mkdir [options] name

For example, I will create a directory named linuxer:

$ mkdir linuxer



–version check your version

$ mkdir --version


–help display help information

$ mkdir --help


-v show folder creation process

$ mkdir -v [name]


-p create a directory with parent directory level

$ mkdir -p [name]

For example, I will create the linux1 directory inside the linux2 directory:

$ mkdir -p -v linux1/linux2


-m create folders with specific permissions

$ mkdir -m [permission_value] name

For example, I want to create a directory named best with all permission:

$ mkdir -m a=rwx best


In this tutorial, we guided you on how to use the mkdir command with some examples.

Thanks for reading!

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