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4.1.2. Creating a Folder - mkdir

You can create a folder by issuing

  mkdir name_of_a_new_folder

For example, let's say we are going to create a photo folder.

  mkdir photo

will place the new folder in the current directory. You can check this by typing


Next, let's create a log file for the photo folder. nano is a command-line application for reading and writing texts. To bring up the program, type in


The application is simple to use, and you can see command options shown at the bottom. Type

  log file created

and with Ctrl+x, save the document as log and quit the application.