zipfile is a handy tool when you need to read, write, compress, decompress, and extract files from ZIP archives. The ZIP file format has become an industry standard, allowing you to package and optionally compress your digital data.
The benefits of using ZIP files include archiving related files together, saving disk space, making it easy to transfer data over computer networks, bundling Python code for distribution purposes, and more.
In this video course, you learned how to:
- Use Python’s
zipfileto read, write, and extract existing ZIP files
- Read metadata about the content of your ZIP files with
zipfileto manipulate member files in existing ZIP files
- Create your own ZIP files to archive and compress your digital data
You also learned how to use
zipfile from your command line to list, create, and extract your ZIP files. With this knowledge, you’re ready to efficiently archive, compress, and manipulate your digital data using the ZIP file format.
If you’d like to learn more about the concepts in this course, then check out:
zipfile- Work with ZIP archives
- PKWARE - ZIP File Format Specification
- Python Zip Imports: Distribute Modules and Packages Quickly
zipapp: Build Executable Zip Applications
- Unicode & Character Encodings in Python: A Painless Guide
- Python Modules and Packages – An Introduction
Congratulations, you made it to the end of the course! What’s your #1 takeaway or favorite thing you learned? How are you going to put your newfound skills to use? Leave a comment in the discussion section and let us know.