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[Solved] Linux/Mac/QNAP - Create directory if it does not yet exist

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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.