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mkdir -P /usr/src/redhat/SPECS

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can somebody please define mkdir in great detail.
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The above command will make the /usr/src/redhat/SPECS directory, creating any directories required (e.g. if /usr/src exists but /usr/src/redhat doesn't, it will create /usr/src/redhat then create /usr/src/redhat/SPECS)

The flag is -p, not -P.

With "-p" there is no error if the directory already exists (without "-p", mkdir will print an error message if the directory already exists).
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try 'man mkdir' but I wonder what you are trying to do that you need it defined, when you are fiddling with src, sounds like dangerous ground if you don't even know what mkdir does?
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by:upanwar
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I agree with above comment try to "man mkdir".

the option is -p, --parents , not -P

it meanes "no error if existing, make parent directories as needed"

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