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mkdir(1) make directories
mkdir(1P, 1p) make directories

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 too.

set file mode (as in chmod), not a=rwx - umask
no error if existing, make parent directories as needed, with their file modes unaffected by any -m option.
print a message for each created directory
set SELinux security context of each created directory to the default type
like -Z, or if CTX is specified then set the SELinux or SMACK security context to CTX
display this help and exit
output version information and exit

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February 2024 GNU coreutils 9.4