zipfile 2GB problems?

Steve Holden steve at
Sun Jul 15 23:39:20 CEST 2007

xamdam wrote:
>>> 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?
> Steve,
> I used is_zipfile function, which from does exactly that from a quick
> read - goes to the end, reads expected string. It worked fine. Tried
> regular Windows 2.4.4 and 2.5.1, same result.
Fine, if it isn't file size limitations I suspect you need to post some 
code and a traceback so we can get better insight into exactly what the 
problem is.

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