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zipfile.py, fp.seek(-22,2) error


I am new to Python. I am having trouble with zipfile.py.

On a Linux machine with python 2.4.2 I have trouble opening a zipfile.
Python is complaining about the bit where it does a seek(-22,2). Looks
to me like zipfile.py is trying to come back 22 bytes from the end of

# python
Python 2.4.2 (#1, Oct 27 2005, 15:13:45)
[GCC 3.3.3 20040412 (Red Hat Linux 3.3.3-7)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright" , "credits" or "license" for more information.
import zipfile
zf=zipfile.ZipF ile("testdoc.od t") Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.4/zipfile.py", line 210, in __init__
self._GetConten ts()
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.4/zipfile.py", line 230, in _GetContents
self._RealGetCo ntents()
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.4/zipfile.py", line 240, in
_RealGetContent s
endrec = _EndRecData(fp)
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.4/zipfile.py", line 83, in _EndRecData
fpin.seek(-22, 2) # Assume no archive comment.
IOError: [Errno 22] Invalid argument
ff=open("testdo c.odt","r")
ff.seek(-22,2) Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
IOError: [Errno 22] Invalid argument ff.seek(0,2)
ff.seek(-22,2) Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
IOError: [Errno 22] Invalid argument
on a windows machine using python 2.4.2 zipfile.py works fine.

Python 2.4.2 (#67, Sep 28 2005, 12:41:11) [MSC v.1310 32 bit (Intel)]
on win32

IDLE 1.1.2 import zipfile
zf=zipfile.ZipF ile("testdoc.od t")
ff=open("testdo c.odt","r")

here is a windows machine using python 2.3.2 (cygwin)

$ python
Python 2.3.2 (#1, Oct 9 2003, 12:03:29)
[GCC 3.3.1 (cygming special)] on cygwin
Type "help", "copyright" , "credits" or "license" for more information. ff=open("testdo c.odt","r")
import zipfile
zf=zipfile.ZipF ile("testdoc.od t")

seek doesn't mind going -22 from the end on a windows machine but hates
doing it on a linux machine....

any idears????

Thanks and Best,

Waitman Gobble

Nov 6 '05 #1
1 4207
ok, i figured it out. the file i was trying to read on the linux
machine was 0b. lol. i guess the "invalid argument" error was throwing
me off.

Nov 6 '05 #2

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