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Date 2021-06-08.09:17:11
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I donot understand this sentence:

"dirs_exist_ok dictates whether to raise an exception in case dst or any 
missing parent directory already exists."

How can a "missing parent directory already exist"?

My understanding would be that an existing `dst` would be OK (and copied into) but missing parent directories are just the ones above `dst` that also don't exist. 

Until 3.7, missing parent directories were documented to be auto-created (`mkdir -p`-style) according to the documentation ("The destination directory, named by dst, must not already exist; it will be created as well as missing parent directories."). Was this feature really removed? If not, then this part was accidentally (?) dropped from documentation?

What am I missing? I think, the documentation should be amended to make that clear.
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