In this interesting thread, the users give some options to create a directory if it doesn’t exist.
The answer with most votes it’s obviously the most popular, I guess because its the shortest way:
if not os.path.exists(directory): os.makedirs(directory)
The function included in the 2nd answer seems more robust, and in my opinion the best way to do it.
import os import errno def make_sure_path_exists(path): try: os.makedirs(path) except OSError as exception: if exception.errno != errno.EEXIST: raise
So I was wondering, what does people do in their scripts? Type 2 lines just to create a folder? Or even worst, copy, and paste the function
make_sure_path_exists in every script that needs to create a folder?
I’d expect that such a wide spread programming language as Python would already have a library with includes a similar function.
The other 2 programming languages that I know, which are more like scripting languages, can do this with ease.
mkdir -p path
New-Item -Force path
Please don’t take this question as a rant against Python, because it’s not intended to be like that.
I’m planing to learn Python to write scripts where 90% of the time I’ll have to create folders, and I’d like to know what is the most productive way to do so.
I really think I’m missing something about Python.
make a module with
make_sure_path_exists defined in it. import it when needed.
Answered By – scytale