How Do I Create A Directory, And Any Missing Parent Directories?

To create a directory along with any missing parent directories in Python, you can use the os.makedirs() function. This function creates a directory, including any necessary parents, and handles all the necessary error checking and exception handling.

Here’s an example of how to use os.makedirs():

import os

# Define the path of the directory you want to create
directory_path = '/path/to/new/directory'

# Create the directory with all missing parent directories
os.makedirs(directory_path)

# Check if the directory was successfully created
if os.path.exists(directory_path):
    print(f"Directory '{directory_path}' created successfully!")
else:
    print(f"Failed to create directory '{directory_path}'.")

Make sure to replace '/path/to/new/directory' with the actual path of the directory you want to create.

The os.makedirs() function will create all the missing parent directories leading up to the final directory_path. If any of the parent directories already exist, it will not raise an error.

Note that if the directory already exists, the function will not create a duplicate. However, if you want to create a directory even if it already exists, you can use the exist_ok=True argument like this:

os.makedirs(directory_path, exist_ok=True)

This will not raise an exception if the directory already exists.

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