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Python: Test whether a given path exists or not

Python Operating System Services: Exercise-12 with Solution

Write a Python program to test whether a given path exists or not. If the path exist find the filename and directory portion of the said path.

Sample Solution:

Python Code :

import os
print("Test a path exists or not:")
path = r'g:\\testpath\\a.txt'
print(os.path.exists(path))
path = r'g:\\testpath\\p.txt'
print(os.path.exists(path))
print("\nFile name of the path:")
print(os.path.basename(path))
print("\nDir name of the path:")
print(os.path.dirname(path))

Sample Output:

Test a path exists or not:
False
False

File name of the path:
g:\\testpath\\p.txt

Dir name of the path:

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