creating a tar file with python

Brian McCann Brian.McCann at viziant.net
Fri Aug 24 02:53:03 CEST 2007


Hi,
 
I'm now getting this error
any ideas?
Thanks,
Brian


Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./tarup.py", line 25, in ?
    tar = tarfile.open("test.xml","sample.tar.gz", 'w:gz')
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/tarfile.py", line 929, in open
    raise ValueError, "undiscernible mode"
ValueError: undiscernible mode
############################################################
#!/usr/bin/python
import string
import os
import sys
import time
import errno
import shutil
import tarfile

tar = tarfile.open(test.xml","sample.tar.gz", 'w:gz')
 
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From: python-list-bounces+brian.mccann=viziant.net at python.org on behalf of Steve Holden
Sent: Thu 8/23/2007 5:24 PM
To: python-list at python.org
Subject: Re: creating a tar file with python



Brian McCann wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I'm trying to create a tar file of the contents of the current directory
> 
> right now there is only one file "text.xml" in the current dir,  I'm
> using"." current dir as source
> but that gives syntax error
>
> any help would be greatly appreciated
> --Brian
> 
> 
> #!/usr/bin/python
> import string
> import os
> import sys
> import time
> import errno
> import shutil
> import tarfile
> 
>
> tar = tarfile.open(.,"test.tar.gz", "w:gz)
> <mailto:brian.mccann at viziant.net>
> 
>
well, /probably/ (meaning I haven't done any testing) you need quotes
around the name of the current directory just like you do around the
name of the file. Try

   tar = tarfile(".", "test.tar.gz", "w:gz")

regards
  Steve
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