# How can I create a python directory if it does not exist?

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When programming in python, using Idiomatic python is normally the way to go. One of python idioms is EAFP: Easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. So try creating a directory, if it exists you'll get an error you can catch.

## example

import os, errno
try:
os.makedirs('my_folder')
except OSError as e:
# If error is not already exists, then raise the error else continue
if e.errno != errno.EEXIST:
raise
# Now do what you want with my_folder
Published on 27-Dec-2017 06:41:57