Compressing folders in Windows using Python.

Christian Tismer tismer at stackless.com
Sun Jan 1 19:27:07 CET 2006


sri2097 wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to zip a particular fiolder and place the zipped folder into
> a target folder using python. I have used the following command in
> 'ubuntu'.
> 
>     zip_command = 'zip -qr %s %s' % (target, ' '.join(source))
> 
> I execute this using os.command(zip_command). It works fine...
> 
> But when I run this script in Windows XP, I get an error while
> executing the above zip command. What command is there to zip files in
> Windows? Or is there any other problem ?

zip is not a built-in command for windows.
You might use winzip or something else, there is
a bunch of different compression tools available.

ciao - chris

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