What is the most efficient way to create a folder with permissions in python (vs. running bash/shell commands)?

I'm converting some bash/shell scripts to Python. I'd like to only create a directory/folder on a CentOS system if it doesn't exist already and then set 777 permissions on it.

I can easily do this with one command in bash:


Right now i'm running this command as a subprocess in python, but I was wondering if there was a cleaner, faster, and/or more efficient way of doing it?

Any help or even hits will be appreciated! :)


You can set the permissions directly when using os.mkdir:

    mkdir(path [, mode=0777])

    Create a directory.

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