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Haskell: createDirectoryIfMissing: Create directory if not exist

System.Directory module provides createDirectoryIfMissing function, which creates a directory if it not exists. Following is the signature of the createDirectoryIfMissing function.

Prelude System.Directory> :t createDirectoryIfMissing
createDirectoryIfMissing :: Bool -> FilePath -> IO ()

Observe the signature, createDirectoryIfMissing  function takes two arguments: a Bool variable, FilePath. If the first argument is True the function will also create all parent directories if they are missing.

{- Take directory name as input and create a directory -}
import System.IO
import System.Directory

main = do
putStrLn "Enter directory name"
direcotryName getLine

-- Create parent directories also
createDirectoryIfMissing True direcotryName
putStrLn "Directory created"

$ du -hc  /Users/harikrishna_gurram/today
du: /Users/harikrishna_gurram/today: No such file or directory
0B total
$ runghc DirectoryUtil.hs
Enter directory name
Directory created
$ du -hc /Users/harikrishna_gurram/today
0B /Users/harikrishna_gurram/today/evenings/1
0B /Users/harikrishna_gurram/today/evenings
0B /Users/harikrishna_gurram/today
0B total

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