New in version 1.6.
The ZIP file format is a common archive and compression standard.
This module provides tools to create, read, write, append, and list a
ZIP file. Any advanced use of this module will require an
understanding of the format, as defined in
This module does not currently handle ZIP files which have appended
comments, or multi-disk ZIP files.
The available attributes of this module are:
- exception error
The error raised for bad ZIP files.
- class ZipFile
The class for reading and writing ZIP files. See
``ZipFile Objects'' (section 7.18.1) for
- class PyZipFile
Class for creating ZIP archives containing Python libraries.
Class used the represent infomation about a member of an archive.
Instances of this class are returned by the getinfo() and
infolist() methods of ZipFile objects. Most users
of the zipfile module will not need to create these, but
only use those created by this module.
filename should be the full name of the archive member, and
date_time should be a tuple containing six fields which
describe the time of the last modification to the file; the fields
are described in section 7.18.3, ``ZipInfo Objects.''
True if filename is a valid ZIP file based on its magic
number, otherwise returns
False. This module does not currently
handle ZIP files which have appended comments.
The numeric constant for an uncompressed archive member.
The numeric constant for the usual ZIP compression method. This
requires the zlib module. No other compression methods are
- PKZIP Application
- Documentation on the ZIP file format by Phil
Katz, the creator of the format and algorithms used.
- Info-ZIP Home Page
Information about the Info-ZIP project's ZIP archive
programs and development libraries.
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