zipfile doesn't compress very good, are there other solutions?

Stef Mientki stef.mientki at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 22:41:41 CEST 2009


Peter Otten wrote:
> Stef Mientki wrote:
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>> Peter Otten wrote:
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>>> Stef Mientki wrote:
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>>>> I packed all sources with zipfile,
>>>> but the compression doesn't seem to be very good.
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>>> If you don't specify the compression, the files are not compressed at
>>> all. Just in case you didn't know...
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>> .. and would you be willing to tell me how I could set the compression (
>> at maximum) ?
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> According to the documentation (hint, hint) there is only on and off.
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> zipfile.ZipFile(filename, "w", compression=zipfile.ZIP_DEFLATED)
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sorry guys I made a mistake,
I did read the doc, but as there was no default value metioned,
I did a few tests, and I made a mistake with these experiments.
Indeed the compression is much better now, just 15% larger than 7zip, 
which is quit acceptable.

thanks again,
Stef
> Peter
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