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    Mkdir results not obvious for me.

    I was trying to follow some instructions to set up a lineage OS build package on my latest version of Lubuntu PC. Everything was going ok until I got to a step that says now set up your directories for your build environment. To create them:

    mkdir -p ~/bin
    mkdir -p ~/android/lineage

    so I enter them in the terminal window at the line that says root@PC:/home/user/# and then nothing happens... no confirmation or error and the same root... line reappears. which is normal i believe.

    if I put in the command ls in the /home/user i dont see anything there by those names. If i check the higher directories nothing there either until I get to / where I find bin but as it is full of stuff I doubt I created that.

    but when I enter the CD command by itself i get ~# then if i enter ls I immediately see android bin home.

    But of course I dont understand where that is found?

    Can anyone explain what I misunderstand here please and what I should do? Many thanks

    George

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    I believe your command should be entered with "sudo" in the front.

    mkdir is a privileged command reserved for the root user (or Admin in Windows). An ordinary user can trigger it by adding sudo.

    Code:
    sudo  mkdir -p ~/bin
    The only exception is you issue it inside your home direectory where everything is owned by you so no root privilege is needed.

    Alway do a "ls" or "ll" command after you create the directory. "ls" is equivalent to the command "dir" in Dos/Windows command prompt
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    Quote Originally Posted by saikee View Post
    I believe your command should be entered with "sudo" in the front.

    mkdir is a privileged command reserved for the root user (or Admin in Windows). An ordinary user can trigger it by adding sudo.

    Code:
    sudo  mkdir -p ~/bin
    The only exception is you issue it inside your home direectory where everything is owned by you so no root privilege is needed.

    Alway do a "ls" or "ll" command after you create the directory. "ls" is equivalent to the command "dir" in Dos/Windows command prompt
    Very helpful. Thank you

    George

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