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Linux/Mac/QNAP - Create directory if it does not yet exist
August 8, 2023 5:33 AM
Sometimes my scripts depend on a directory to exists and I'd like to have it created if it does not exist.
For Linux (including Mac, QNAP and others) you can use the "-p" option:
mkdir -p foo
Note that this will also create any intermediate directories that do not exist.
So for instance this
mkdir -p foo/bar/banana
will create directories foo, foo/bar, and foo/bar/banana if they don't exist.