Retrieving a partial pickle

Paul Rubin http
Sat Jul 18 06:49:02 CEST 2009

Zac Burns <zac256 at> writes:
> I have a large pickle file, which happens to be a list with lots of
> objects in it.
> What sort of things can I do without unpickling the whole object?

If it's for some kind of data recovery of a busted file, you could
code some awful hack to pull stuff out of the middle of the pickle,
but that's not the idea.  You may want the shelve module.

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