What is the fucntion of mkdir -p in Python

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I am looking for a solution other than a system call, is there a way to get functionality similar to mkdir -p on the shell from within Python. I am sure the code is less than 20 lines, and I am wondering if someone has already written it?
Oct 30, 2018 in Python by findingbugs
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mkdir -p gives you an error if the file already exists:

$ touch /tmp/foo
$ mkdir -p /tmp/foo
mkdir: cannot create directory `/tmp/foo': File exists

You can try the full code as following

import os
def mkdirp(directory):
    if not os.path.isdir(directory):
        os.makedirs(directory) 
answered Oct 30, 2018 by Priyaj
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