Compressing folders in Windows using Python.

Heiko Wundram modelnine at
Sun Jan 1 07:50:33 EST 2006

Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> But when I run this script in Windows XP, I get an error while
>> executing the above zip command.
> Would you like to tell us what error you get?

I presume the error he's seeing is something along the line of:

"zip: Bad command or filename."

That's basically because there is no commandline builtin for zipping up
files on Windows, and I don't know of WinZIP or any of the InfoZIP derived
GUIs installing a command-line zipper.

What might help you though (and keep you platform-independent):

--- Heiko.

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