The mkdir command in Linux is used to create a new directory.
The Syntax of mkdir command is as below,
$ mkdir [OPTION]… DIRECTORY
We can see some of the examples of using mkdir as,
$ mkdir my_new_directory
Options can be added to customize the creation of the directory, such as
- -p to create parent directories if they don’t exist
- -m to specify permissions for the new directory.
The example of using “-p” option can be sometime like below,
$ mkdir -p my_new_directory/directory1/directory2/directory3
With about command, all the directory will get created if those are not existed, so the output of tree command can look as,
$ tree my_new_directory/ my_new_directory/ └── directory1 └── directory2 └── directory3 3 directories, 0 files