View Full Version : How do you create Directory sturctures?

02-08-2013, 04:11 PM
A book that i bought is saying to use mkdir and touch to create a directory called "Unix1b" within my home directory with the structure at the following

`-- Unix1
|-- admin
|-- street
| |-- annex
| |-- building1
| `-- parking
|-- faculty
|-- history.exe
|-- markham
| |-- outline.doc
| |-- programming
| | `-- systems.pdf
| `-- security
|-- course
| |-- gen_ed
| `-- lib_arts
| |-- english.txt
| `-- match.doc
`-- mall
|-- cafeteria
|-- library
`-- security
|-- annex
|-- building
`-- parking

i did "mkdir -p Unix1b/Unix1"
then i did" cd Unix1"
username@matrix:~/Unix1> mkdir street
username@matrix:~/Unix1> mkdir admin
username@matrix:~/Unix1> cd street
username@matrix:~/Unix1/street> touch annex
username@matrix:~/Unix1/street> touch building1
now here is my question, what should i do for the for the parking in street directory.... what does that " `-- parking " mean?

am i even doing this right?

02-08-2013, 05:23 PM
why when i "tree Unix1b"
" `-- Unix1 " doesn't show up
instead " |-- Unix1 " shows up
the same thing with parking

02-08-2013, 08:55 PM
okay guy never mind...i managed to fix it. but can any one please tell me what that green folder "history.exe" is?
is it a directory? why is it green?
when I use mkdir , it turns out blue
what can i do to turn it into green?

thanks in advance

02-09-2013, 01:18 AM
All the "|--" stuff is just ASCII art for the picture, nothing more (I guess you figured that out).

Well the name suggests that it is executable.

To mark a file as executable, do
chmod u+x history.exe