Extracting Zip Files
aleaxit at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 29 15:50:46 CEST 2004
Greg Lindstrom <greg.lindstrom at 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():
should extract all files to the current directory.
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