How do you mkdir only if not exists?
- dir=/home/dir_name if [ ! – d $dir ] then mkdir $dir else echo “Directory exists” fi.
- You can directory use mkdir with -p option to create a directory. It will check if the directory is not available it will. mkdir -p $dir.
How create directory if not exist Linux? When you want to create a directory in a path that does not exist then an error message also display to inform the user. If you want to create the directory in any non-exist path or omit the default error message then you have to use ‘-p’ option with ‘mkdir’ command.
Does mkdir check if directory exists? mkdir WILL give you an error if the directory already exists. mkdir -p WILL NOT give you an error if the directory already exists. Also, the directory will remain untouched i.e. the contents are preserved as they were.
How do you check if directory does not exist?
- One can check if a directory exists in a Linux shell script using the following syntax: [ -d “/path/dir/” ] && echo “Directory /path/dir/ exists.”
- You can use ! to check if a directory does not exists on Unix: [ ! -d “/dir1/” ] && echo “Directory /dir1/ DOES NOT exists.”