Replicate a directory structure from a 'basedir' in a remote server.

ssh user@remotehost "find basedir -type d" | xargs -I {} -t mkdir -p {}
The directories are created in the local host with the same structure below of a remote base directory, including the 'basedir' in case that it does not exists. You must replace user and remotehost (or IP address) with your proper values ssh will ask for the password of the user in remotehost, unless you had included properly your hostname in the remote .ssh/known_hosts file.
Sample Output
Password:
mkdir -p /var/opt/example
mkdir -p /var/opt/example/backups
mkdir -p /var/opt/example/logs
mkdir -p /var/opt/example/sent
mkdir -p /var/opt/example/unsent

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2013-07-17 07:14:32

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