creating a tar file with python

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Aug 24 05:15:09 CEST 2007


Brian McCann wrote:
> 
> 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')
>  
Well, my first idea is that you took the time to think beyond the 
mistake exhibited in your first response. But since a soft mattress is 
currently looking about a hundred times more attractive than actually 
trying to debug your code I am sorry to tell you I am going to punt on 
this one and trust that some other c.l.py netizen will take pity on you 
and probably help you with less crabby comments than me. Good luck!

regards
  Steve
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