[Tutor] Zip Command

delegbede at dudupay.com delegbede at dudupay.com
Thu Oct 14 09:46:36 CEST 2010

Thanks to start with.
A byte f python is a book by Swaroop C.H. It is also a book for beginners.
Back to the module for zip, do I have to import it into my code for use? 
It actually works on two lists as you rightly said.
I am supposed to create a back up files from 2 directories into another seperate directory on my PC and I want the backup wrapped in a zip folder.
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-----Original Message-----
From: "Alan Gauld" <alan.gauld at btinternet.com>
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Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 08:14:40 
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Subject: Re: [Tutor] Zip Command

<delegbede at dudupay.com> wrote 

> Does window os have a zip command for python like linux and unix.
> If yes, please what is it.

Yes, zip

> If no, please what does it use to create a zip folder.

But the zip command does nmot create a "zip folder" - in fact I'm 
not even sure what you mean by a zip folder. I know about zip 
files but not zip folders... To create zip files you need to use 
the zipfile module.

> I am working on an example in byte of python but the 
> zip command is from linux but I use windows.

The zip commansd is a standard command and is used for 
joining two lists. The zipfile module is a standard module that 
should work across platforms.

But I have no idea which you are referring to from Byte of Python, 


Alan Gauld
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