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Mkdir

Creates a directory or subdirectory.

Syntax

mkdir [Drive:]Path

md [Drive:]Path

Parameters

Drive :   : Specifies the drive on which you want to create the new directory.

Path   : Required. Specifies the name and location of the new directory. The maximum length of any single path is determined by the file system.

/?   : Displays help at the command prompt.

Remarks

  • When you enable command extensions (that is, the default), you can use a single mkdir command to create intermediate directories in a specified path. For more information about enabling and disabling command extensions, see cmd in Related Topics.

Examples

To create a directory named Taxes with a subdirectory named Property, which contains a subdirectory named Current, type:

mkdir \Taxes\Property\Current

This is the same as typing the following sequence of commands with command extensions disabled:

mkdir \Taxes
chdir \Taxes
mkdir Property
chdir Property
mkdir Current 

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Parameter that can be repeated several times in a command line

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Between braces ({}); choices separated by pipe (|). Example: {even|odd}

Set of choices from which the user must choose only one

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Cmd

Chdir

Command-line reference A-Z

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