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MKDIR(1)		  BSD General Commands Manual		      MKDIR(1)

NAME
     mkdir -- make directories

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

DESCRIPTION
     The mkdir utility creates the directories named as	operands, in the order
     specified,	using mode rwxrwxrwx (0777) as modified	by the current
     umask(2).

     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) 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 ex-
	     ists.  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
	     created.

     The user must have	write permission in the	parent directory.

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

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

SEE ALSO
     rmdir(1)

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

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

BSD			       January 25, 1994				   BSD

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