zipfile 2GB problems?

Steve Holden steve at
Sun Jul 15 21:06:03 CEST 2007

xamdam wrote:
> On Jul 15, 12:35 am, xamdam <maxkhe... at> wrote:
>> Hi fellas,
>> I am experiencing problems reading a 2GB zipfile consisting of
>> multiple zipped files. I found a thread
>> that mentions a problem on the writing side, does such a problem exist
>> on a reading side? I am using 2.4.1, perhaps there is a fix in a later
>> version?
> Additional info: my file is from a data provider, do not know what
> they used to compress it. Previous files worked ok, this one is the
> 1st over 2GB. Winzip has no problem with it.
It could be you are using a Python with an in-built limit of 2GB on file 
size. What happens if you open the file, seek past the 2GB point and 
then try and read data?

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