I need to add a folder to /user/username/Library/Application Support/Google, on a number of computers. Is there a way to do it with a UNIX command in ARD, so I don't have to touch each machine?

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It sure is!

mkdir '/Users/username/Library/Application Support/Google/whatever'

Replace 'username' and 'whatever' appropriately, of course. Also, note that if anything in the path contains single quotes (apostrophes), you'll need to replace each one with '\'' – I'm using single quotes here to take care of any other quoting issues, and this will end the quote string, put in a quote, and start another (Single-quoted strings don't accept any form of escape, even escaping a single quote!).

For more information on this command, type man mkdir in Terminal.

For more information on shell quoting, type man bash in Terminal, then use /quoting to search for "quoting"—this should get you to the appropriate section.


The command to create a folder is:

mkdir "/Users/myuser/Library/Application Support/Google/MyFolder"

(you'll need to substitute your own folder name ofcourse)


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