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mkdir - make directories.

On this page we only give you a short introduction with a few examples. We encourage you to read the manual (man mkdir).


The mkdir (make directory) command exists in Unix, DOS, O/2 and various Microsoft Windows operating systems (and actually also in the PHP scripting language. As the name suggests, it is used to crate a new directory in the file system. On ssome platforms, (Windows, DOS and OS/2), the command is simply md.

Read about mkdir on wikipedia

Example usage

$ mkdir programming
$ ls
$ ls -l programming/
total 0