Append zip files together, just get the binary data (in memory)

BerlinBrown berlin.brown at
Tue Jan 15 00:05:01 CET 2008

On Jan 14, 5:58 pm, "Diez B. Roggisch" <de... at> wrote:
> BerlinBrown schrieb:
> > Is it possible to just build the binary content of a zip file.  I want
> > to create the content in memory (e.g. return binary data) and then get
> > those byte strings representing the zip file?  Is that possible?
> > Or could I possibly override functions in the zip class.
> > 1. Create a zip file object (e.g. dont actually create the file).
> > 2. Append stuff to the zip file (e.g. a file)
> > 3. Zip that content into memory (but still not touching the
> > filesystem)
> > 4. Extract those byte strings for (an array?) later use.
> > My goal is to concatenate multiple zip files into another binary file.
> Module StringIO is your friend.
> Diez

Clearly, someone doesn't know python as well as he should.  That is
good idea, thanks.  So basically treat StringIO as the in memory
container to write the zip file data to.

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