If I try to run
mkdir build to create a
build directory, if the directory already exists, this error is thrown:
A subdirectory or file build already exists.. I need to delete and overwrite this directory. What is the command for that?
You can delete the build directory with
rd /s /q build
if exist build rd /s /q build
I wanted to create directory only if it does not exist
If it exists, nothing to do
Below worked great in the bat file:
if not exist someDir1 mkdir someDir1
I don't think it is possible to use the
mkdir command to do that natively (though if you were will to do a bit more scripting, it would be possible).
A simple alternative is the following command in powershell:
New-Item path -type directory -force
path is something like
For more on
New-Item see: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee176914.aspx
You can try the
rd command to remove the directory. You have to ensure the directory is empty first though.
This command can help:
mkdir -p a & rm -r a & mkdir a