I have a list containing strings.
I want to make a directory for each item in the list, with the name of the directory being the string.

Does anyone know if this can be done, and it so, how?

I assume your internet connection is broken, so you can not use Google and your IDLE help file is deleted, so you can not use IDLE's help menu. :P

So, jokes aside, this kind of OS spesific, but generally available function are in os module.

So IDLE interactive use:

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>>> import os
>>> print os.listdir(os.curdir)
['DLLs', 'Doc', 'include', 'Lib', 'libs', 'LICENSE.txt', 'NEWS.txt', 'numpy-wininst.log', 'psyco-wininst.log', 'python.exe', 'pythonw.exe', 'README.txt', 'Removenumpy.exe', 'Removepsyco.exe', 'Removescipy.exe', 'scipy-wininst.log', 'Scripts', 'tcl', 'Tools', 'unicows.dll', 'w9xpopen.exe']
>>> list_of_dirs=['a','b','c']
>>> for dirname in list_of_dirs:
		print 'Failure in creating',dirname

>>> print os.listdir(os.curdir)
['a', 'b', 'c', 'DLLs', 'Doc', 'include', 'Lib', 'libs', 'LICENSE.txt', 'NEWS.txt', 'numpy-wininst.log', 'psyco-wininst.log', 'python.exe', 'pythonw.exe', 'README.txt', 'Removenumpy.exe', 'Removepsyco.exe', 'Removescipy.exe', 'scipy-wininst.log', 'Scripts', 'tcl', 'Tools', 'unicows.dll', 'w9xpopen.exe']
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just use mkdir function in os module
your list , l=
for i in l:

thats all for creating a list of folders in the current working directory
Look at the OS module docs for more functionalities

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