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janeporter
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janeporter
Courses Plus Student 23,471 Points

mkdir -p spec/features/todo_lists command does not work on Windows command line

trying to create a directory using 'mkdir -p spec/features/todo_lists' command, but i'm getting a syntax error on Windows command line...

'the syntax of the command is incorrect'

so...what would be the command for Windows??

4 Answers

Jeremy Kerrigan
Jeremy Kerrigan
12,002 Points

ahh looks like Jason uses forward slashes and when I used backslashes and also omitting the -p in the code it worked for me on Windows 7.

mkdir \spec\features\todo_lists

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,412 Points

The MSDOS version of mkdir works without the -p, so remove it.

Jeremy Kerrigan
Jeremy Kerrigan
12,002 Points

Same problem as Jane. I tried that taking out the -p, Seth Kroger, and it still doesn't work. Any other suggestions? Thanks

Backslashes are your friend. UNIX specifies file names with forwards slashes. Windows: Backslashes.