mkdir -p a/long/directory/path

Make directory including intermediate directories

This will create the intermediate directories that do not exist. I did not know about this for a long time.

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By: tjweir
2009-02-07 15:26:27

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awesome, thats something i've never known
goatboy · 484 weeks and 5 days ago
@goatboy, I wish that I had known about it earlier. A coworker at IBM used it in passing one day, my jaw dropped. :)
tjweir · 484 weeks and 4 days ago
great tip, did not know this before now.
chaser · 470 weeks ago
you can also use the list notation: mkdir -p root/child0/child1/{ab,cd,de,ef} will create 4 directories named 'ab', 'cd', 'de', 'ef' in root/child0/child1. this annotation can also be nested
linuxswords · 454 weeks and 6 days ago
This wors too: mkdir -p ~/{2010..2015}/{01..12}/{1..4}/{1..7}
wavic · 142 weeks and 4 days ago
works :)
wavic · 142 weeks and 4 days ago

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