[docs] [issue20907] behavioral differences between shutil.unpack_archive and ZipFile.extractall

R. David Murray report at bugs.python.org
Wed Mar 19 14:19:05 CET 2014

R. David Murray added the comment:

First step would be to get rid of the warning in the zipfile docs and replace it with the info that the absolute path '/' and any relative path are stripped silently before the file is extracted.

It would also be worth adding an enhancement to zipfile to optionally not do it silently.

I hope the same considerations apply to tarfile, but I haven't checked.

In other words, I do think that code is a holdover from when zipfile *wasn't* safe, but since I didn't write it I don't know for sure.

assignee:  -> docs at python
components: +Documentation
nosy: +docs at python, r.david.murray
stage: test needed -> needs patch

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