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Old 04-08-2006, 12:59 PM   #1
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Smile simple command

ok - I am VERY new here...from a shell prompt what is the command to create a directory? I am from the old DOS - Assembly Language days...all i know is md...

Thank you!
Old 04-08-2006, 01:02 PM   #2
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You were close, it's mkdir.
If you need to make parent directories, use the -p .
For example:
mkdir testing
mkdir -p /home/stuff/testing/more/stuff/junk
Old 04-08-2006, 01:06 PM   #3
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THANK YOU FOR HELPING!!!!!!! Whoever you are...

This is kind of fun....
Old 04-08-2006, 01:09 PM   #4
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You're welcome!

You can get more info on commands from the manual pages....
man mkdir
man sed
man tar
man man

ps, it's a bad idea to post the same thread more than once.
Old 04-08-2006, 02:21 PM   #5
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you should also read the commands page over at LQ Wiki.

It will give you an idea of many basic commands that you'd find useful when working in the CLI.



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