ok, lets say im working in linux, and im logged into the shell by using ssh. and i am in my home direcotry called: /home/wallpaperama (for example)

so if im in /home/wallpaperama and i send this command:

mkdir 1 it will create another direcotory: /home/wallpaperama/1

so lets say the goal is to have more child directories like this:


one way to do it is to send each command at one time for example like this:

mkdir /home/wallpaperama/1
mkdir /home/wallpaperama/1/2
mkdir /home/wallpaperama/1/2/3
mkdir /home/wallpaperama/1/2/3/4
mkdir /home/wallpaperama/1/2/3/4/5
mkdir /home/wallpaperama/1/2/3/4/5/6

as you can see i would have to send six differen commands at once to creat all its sub-directories. BUT there is a shortcut my friend, you can do all this with just one command, here it is:

mkdir -p /home/wallpaperama/1/2/3/4/5/6

that command will create all its child and parents directories

hope that helps