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Archiving directory without external tools?

Does Python have any internal facility for creating recursive archives
of a directory? I'd like to avoid reliance on extenal tools
(winzip,tar,etc ).

Thanks!

Jul 18 '05 #1
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<ia*******@hotm ail.com> wrote:
Does Python have any internal facility for creating recursive archives
of a directory? I'd like to avoid reliance on extenal tools
(winzip,tar,etc ).


import os, sys, zipfile

directory = sys.argv[1]

zip = zipfile. ZipFile(directo ry + ".zip", "w")

for path, dirs, files in os.walk(directo ry):
for file in files:
file = os.path.join(pa th, file)
print file, "..."
zip.write(file)

print "done"

tweak as necessary.

(did you even look in the library reference, btw?)

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