Creating Self Extracting Zip using Python

Calvin FONG hoi.wai at alumni.ust.hk
Tue Feb 17 16:47:40 CET 2004


Josiah Carlson wrote:

>>     Are there any utility that can be call by python to create self 
>> extracting zip file. I'm now using the powerarchiever. But the command 
>> line options aren't flexible enough. Basically, I would like to create 
>> a self extracting zip with default file path extraction and force 
>> over-write. The powerArchiever just don't let me call it unless I'm 
>> using the GUI.
>>     Any idea, experience and suggestion are welcome.
>>     Thank you.
> 
> 
> You are in the wrong newsgroup.
> 
> To answer your question, any command-line utility can be called with 
> os.system.
> 
> Pick any command-line utility you want.  I prefer Info-zip:
> http://www.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/
> 
>  - Josiah
Thank Josiah, in fact, which newsgroup should I post
-calvin



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