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MD (MkDir)

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Posted On 2005-11-1 by FortyPoundHead
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MD



Make Directory - Creates a new folder.





syntax

MD [drive:]path



key

The path can consist of any valid characters up to the maximum path length available

You should avoid using the following characters in folder names - they are all known to cause problems



" - & ' ^ ( ) and @



also many extended characters may not be recognised by older 16 bit windows applications.



The maximum length of a full pathname (folders and filename) under NTFS or FAT is 260 characters.



Folder names are not case sensitive, but only folder names longer than 8 characters will always retain their case, as typed.



For Example





C:\temp> MD MyFolder

Make several folders with one command





C:\temp> MD Alpha Beta Gamma

will create



C:\temp\Alpha\

C:\temp\Beta\

C:\temp\Gamma\



Make an entire path

MD creates any intermediate directories in the path, if needed.

For example, assuming \utils does not exist then:





MD \utils\downloads\Editor



is the same as:



md \utils

cd \utils

md downloads

cd downloads

md Editor for long filenames include quotesMD "\utils\downloads\Super New Editor"

You cannot create a folder with the same name as any of the following devices:

CON, PRN, LPT1, LPT2 ..LPT9, COM1, COM2 ..COM9

This limitation ensures that redirection to these devices will always work.



If you plan to copy data onto CDROM avoid folder trees more than 8 folders deep



MKDIR is a synonym for MD





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