zip a huge file into multiple small ones

Chris Withers chris at
Mon Sep 7 13:57:41 CEST 2009

krishna chaitanya wrote:
> I am new to dealing with zip files in python.
> I have a huge file which i need to zip and send as an attachment through 
> email.
> My email restrictions are not allowing me to send it in one go.
> Is there a way to split this file into multiple zip files, so that i can 
> mail them separately.
> All the individual zip files should be linked.
> I should be able to extract the original file by extracting the first of 
> the small zip files.

You're using the wrong medium. Upload the file to an http server 
somewhere and just include a link in the email...


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