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Creating a directory

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You can create a directory by using the mkdir command. For example, to create a directory named mayhem within the current working directory:

    % mkdir mayhem

You may create a subdirectory within any directory where you have write permission (see `Controlling access to your files'). For example, to create a directory called /u/trixie/bazz/fazz, assuming that directory /u/trixie/bazz already exists:

    % mkdir /u/trixie/bazz/fazz

Next: Getting rid of a directory
See also: How to organize large collections of files
Previous: Moving a file to a different directory
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John Shipman, john@nmt.edu
Last updated: 1995/12/04 19:39:34 UT
URL: http://www.nmt.edu/tcc/help/unix/mkdir.html
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