Command Line Make Directory (mkdir)

This guide will show you how make a directory using command line. This is extremely helpful when you are in the folder and want create a folder quickly. I will typically do this when I am creating temp folders for file transfers.

In this article I am assuming you already to know how to navigate to the directory that you would like to create your new folder.

  1. Navigate to the directory where you would like to create your new folder using the cd command.
    Command Line Make Directory (mkdir) - Navigate to folder
  2. Now we use the mkdir command followed by a space, then the name of the folder that you want to create. Example: mkdir test_folder.
    Command Line Make Directory (mkdir) - test_folder created
  3. Note if you would like to create a folder with a space in the name you will need to use quote like this example mkdir "Folder With Space"
    Command Line Make Directory (mkdir) - Folder With Space

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