Creates a folder for a project



Command type


cleartool subcommand






mkfolder [–c/omment comment | –cfi/le pname | –cq/uery
| –cqe/ach | –nc/omment ]

–in parent-folder-selector [ folder-selector...]


The mkfolder command creates a folder for a project. Folders have these characteristics:

  • They can contain projects or other folders.
  • They must reside in a project VOB.
  • Each folder must have a parent folder.

The parent folder for a top-level folder is named RootFolder, a predefined object.



No special identity required.


An error occurs if one or more of these objects are locked: the project VOB.


(Replicated VOBs only) No mastership restrictions.

Options and arguments

Event records and comments

Creates one or more event records, with commenting controlled by your .versionvault_profile file (default: –c). See the comments reference page. Comments can be edited with chevent.
–c/omment comment | –cfi/le comment-file-pname |–cq/uery | –cqe/ach | –nc/omment
Overrides the default with the option you specify. See the comments reference page.

Specifying the parent folder

–in parent-folder-selector
Specifies a parent folder for the new folder. To create a top-level folder, you must specify the predefined folder object RootFolder as its parent folder.

folder-selector is of the form [folder:]folder-name[@vob-selector], where vob-selector specifies the folder's project VOB.

Specifying the folder name

A generated name.
Identifies one or more new folders. Each folder must reside in the same project VOB as its parent folder and is created in the folder specified by the–in option.

You can specify the folder as a simple name or as an object selector of the form [folder]:folder-name@vob-selector, where vob-selector specifies a project VOB (see the cleartool reference page). If you specify a simple name and the current directory is not a project VOB, this command assumes that the folder resides in the project VOB associated with the current view. If the current directory is a project VOB, that project VOB is the context for identifying the folder.

The folder name must be unique within the PVOB. All UCM objects share the same namespace. You see an error if the name you provide collides with the name of an existing UCM object, for example, a project.


The UNIX system and Linux examples in this section are written for use in csh. If you use another shell, you may need to use different quoting and escaping conventions.

The Windows examples that include wildcards or quoting are written for use in cleartool interactive mode. If you use cleartool single-command mode, you may need to change the wildcards and quoting to make your command interpreter process the command appropriately.

In cleartool single-command mode, cmd-context represents the UNIX system and Linux shells or Windows command interpreter prompt, followed by the cleartool command. In cleartool interactive mode, cmd-context represents the interactive cleartool prompt.

  • Create a top-level folder whose parent is the predefined object RootFolder.

    cmd-context  mkfolder -in \
    RootFolder@\webo_pvob webo_projects@\webo_pvob

    Created folder "webo_projects".