mkdir is a well know command or at least should be, it is used for creating directories from the command line.

It is really easy to use, but remember that you need permission to write on the directory where you are planning to create a new directory

Usage mkdir [option] directory-list


Sets the permission to the mode indicated, you can use the octal mode
Create parent directories if they do not exist to create the directory you are asking Linux to create
Displays which directories were created, if you use the -p option you will find this useful


mkdir -p parent/child

This will create the directory parent if it does not exists.

mkdir -m 0700 directory1

This creates the directory named directory1, where the owner can read, write and execute files.