python zipfile v. native unzip

Jason Friedman jason at
Tue Jan 31 08:41:30 EST 2012

Does Python 2.7's zipfile module use its own algorithm or does it
leverage the zip/unzip libraries that exist on the host?  I ask
because my host's native unzip program cannot handle files that, when
unzipped, are larger than 2GB.  Will using Python 2.7 get around this

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