Make Directory - Creates a new folder.
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.
C:\temp> MD MyFolder
Make several folders with one command
C:\temp> MD Alpha Beta Gamma
Make an entire path
MD creates any intermediate directories in the path, if needed.
For example, assuming \utils does not exist then:
is the same as:
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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