Linux mkdir command man page

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You can see this same mkdir command man page output by entering this command on your own Linux system:

man mkdir

Linux mkdir command man page

MKDIR(1)			 User Commands			      MKDIR(1)

       mkdir - make directories

       mkdir [OPTION] DIRECTORY...

       Create the DIRECTORY(ies), if they do not already exist.

       Mandatory  arguments  to	 long  options are mandatory for short options

       -m, --mode=MODE
	      set permission mode (as in chmod), not rwxrwxrwx - umask

       -p, --parents
	      no error if existing, make parent directories as needed

       -v, --verbose
	      print a message for each created directory

       -Z, --context=CONTEXT (SELinux) set security context to CONTEXT

       --help display this help and exit

	      output version information and exit

       Written by David MacKenzie.

       Copyright 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software.  You may redistribute copies  of	it  under  the
       terms	   of	    the	     GNU      General	   Public      License
       <>.	There is NO WARRANTY,  to  the
       extent permitted by law.

       The full documentation for mkdir is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info and mkdir programs are properly installed at  your  site,  the

	      info mkdir

       should give you access to the complete manual.

mkdir 5.97			 January 2009			      MKDIR(1)

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