I was making mnt directory in home-directory and when I try delete it, I didn't realize my relative path was root(/). Eventually I deleted mnt directory in root... How can I restore /mnt? My file system is ext4.

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    May 20, 2018 at 7:14
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As long as nothing was mounted to it, /mnt is just a directory like any other.

Run sudo mkdir -m 755 /mnt to recreate it with default permissions.


Simply by doing sudo mkdir /mnt. /mnt normally is an empty directory used to mount something there.

$ ls -l /mnt
total 0
$ ls -ld /mnt
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Okt 18  2017 /mnt

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