Linux Create Directory

To create a directory in Linux file system, you can use mkdir command with the Terminal.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a directory using mkdir comamnd, with an example.

Create Directory using mkdir in Linux Terminal

Following is a step by step process to create a directory in Linux.

  1. Open Terminal. Using the keyboard, type Ctrl+Alt+T.Linux Create Directory This opens a new terminal window.
  2. Navigate to the drive or directory in a drive, in which you would like to create the new directory.Step 2 - Linux Create Directory
  3. Use mkdir command with directory name as command line argument to mkdir. You could see that, in the following Terminal, we are trying to create a directory named tutorialkart.Step 3 - Linux Create Directory The directory is successfully created.
  4. You can check if the new directory is created, by using ls command.Step 4 - Linux Create Directory


In this Linux Tutorial, we learned how to create a directory in Terminal using mkdir command.