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Python Python for File Systems Project Starter Creating the Directory Structure

What is wrong with my code? why it shows the name is not defined?

from distutils.util import strtobool
import os
import pathlib
import re
import sys
import unicodedata

DIRS = [
    '{project_slug}/',
    '{project_slug}/static',
    '{project_slug}/static/img',
    '{project_slug}/static/js',
    '{project_slug}/static/css',
    '{project_slug}/templates',
]

def slugify(string):
    string = unicodedata.normalze("NFKC", string)
    string = re.sub(r'[^\w\s]', '', string).string().lower()
    return re.sub(r'[_-\s]+', '_', string)

def get_root():
  root = pathlib.PurePath(
    input("What is the full path where you would like the project?")
  )
  if not root.is_absolute():
    return get_root()
  return root

def check_delete_rot(root):
    if os.path.exists(root):
        prrint("Path already exists.")
        try:
            delete = strtobool(input("Delete existing files/directories? [y/n] ").lower())
        except ValueError:
            return check_delete_root(root)
        else:
            if delete:
                try:
                    os.removedirs(root)
                except OSError:
                    print("Couldn't remove {}. Please delete it yourself.".format(root))
                else:
                    print("Delete {}".format(root))
def crete_dirs(root, slug):
    try:
        os.markedirs(root)
    except OSError:
        print("Could not create the project root at {}.".format(root))
        sys.exit()
    else:
        for dir in DIRS:
            try:
                os.mkdir(os.path.join(root, dir.format(project_slug=slug)))
            except FileExistsError:
                pass

def main():
  project_root = get_root()
  check_delete_root(project_root)
  project_name = None
  while not project_name:
    project_name = input("what is the full name for the project?").strip()
project_slug = slugify(project_name)

create_dirs(project_root, project_slug)

print("creating {} in {}".format(project_name, project_root))

if __name__ == '__main__':
  main()

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,239 Points

Please include the stacktrace information showing the error you are seeing.