Zippping a directory recursively from Python script on Windows
maxm at mxm.dk
Wed Mar 10 12:51:37 CET 2004
I guess that the best approach is calling a shell tool with something
like os.popen(). But I cannot seem to find any free tools.
Winzip has a command line option, but for registered users only. That is
bothersome if I want to install the script on other machines.
The same for pkwares zip. At least I cannot seem to find a free version
gzip seems able to do the trick, but I need to install Cygwin, that's
also a bother ;-)
Can it really be that there is no free .zip command line tool for
Windows, or are my Googling skills just to poor?
Ideally it should just be a single .exe file that I can put in the
folder with my script, for easy distribution.
Or is there a more Pythonic approach?
regards Max M
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