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I've been zipping up files for months with zipfile, but today I was asked to
extract the contents of a zip file and was sure there would be an "extract"
method...but there's not one that I can find! Am I just missing something??
I found a module, unzip.py, on Parnassus, but it doesn't work. Does anyone
have a way for me to extract files? Thanks!
Greg Lindstrom (501) 975-4859
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Jul 18 '05 #1
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Hi !

You can try :

Michel Claveau

Jul 18 '05 #2
Greg Lindstrom <gr************@novasyshealth.com> wrote:
I've been zipping up files for months with zipfile, but today I was asked to
extract the contents of a zip file and was sure there would be an "extract"
method...but there's not one that I can find! Am I just missing something??
I found a module, unzip.py, on Parnassus, but it doesn't work. Does anyone
have a way for me to extract files? Thanks!

First, instantiate z=zipfile.ZipFile('whatever.zip'). Now, z.namelist()
gives you a list of all the names in 'whatever.zip', and for each of
these names z.read(name) gives you all the bytes. Net of subdirectory
issues, therefore, something like (note: untested!):

for n in z.namelist():
open(n, 'w').write(z.read(n))

should extract all files to the current directory.
Jul 18 '05 #3

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