ziptools - the bits that Python's zipfile forgot

Mark Lutz lutz at
Tue Jun 20 15:07:25 EDT 2017

Meet ziptools - all the features that you miss most in 
Python's zipfile module.  ziptools is both top-level 
scripts and importable modules that extend the standard
library's zipfile module for:

    it adds entire folder trees to zipfiles automatically

    it propagates original modtimes for files, folders, and links

Cruft skips:
    it can either include or skip system "cruft" files on request

    it copies or follows symlinks to files and dirs on Unix and Windows

Long paths:
    it supports long pathnames on Windows beyond its normal limits

Grab a copy of ziptools and start portably zipping your
content today:

--M. Lutz,

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