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Python Python for File Systems Manipulation Daily Backup

help, i don't know whats wrong with the code

Bummer try again

backup.py
import os
import datetime

def create_daily_dir(arg):
    direc = datetime.strftime(arg, '%Y-%m-%d')
    if os.path.exists('financial'):
        os.mkdir('direc')
    else:
        return false

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,005 Points

This function is designed to take a datetime argument (named "arg"), but the instructions say "This function should take a string". So you'll need to handle it as a string or convert to a datetime first.

Also remember that the argument "will be a date in either year-month-day (2012-12-22) or month-day-year (12-22-2012) format." So your function will need to recognize which format the argument is in and process it accordingly.