Zippping a directory recursively from Python script on Windows

Gerrit Muller gerrit.muller at
Wed Mar 10 12:55:44 CET 2004

did you look at the module zipfile? This seems to be able to everything 
you describe?

regards Gerrit

> 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 
> of it.
> 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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