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How do you create a new folder / directory using the command line?

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closed as off-topic by MariusMatutiae, Mokubai, Moses, Kevin Panko, Carl B Nov 29 '13 at 3:57

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Have you done any research before asking this question? Please see How to Ask for a few tips. – slhck Jul 22 '13 at 20:14
A bit, but figured that two google searches and a search on superuser didn't yield ultra clear post merited another. – goldisfine Jul 22 '13 at 20:14
How can you Google for something like that even once (let alone twice) and not find the answer? 4 words: "create folder command line"! – Austin ''Danger'' Powers Nov 24 '13 at 12:47
-1 This question shows absolutely zero research effort. – Moses Nov 25 '13 at 0:23
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Use the command

mkdir newdirname
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md <directoryname> is also a shorter syntax of mkdir

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