Simple library that provides a common interface for extracting zip and tar archives.
This package provides a simple, pure-Python interface for handling various archive file formats. Currently, archive extraction is the only supported action. Supported file formats include:
- Zip formats and equivalents: .zip, .egg, .jar.
- Tar and compressed tar formats: .tar, .tar.gz, .tgz, .tar.bz2, .tz2.
Using the Archive class:
from archive import Archive a = Archive('files.tar.gz') a.extract()
Using the extract convenience function:
from archive import extract # Extract in current directory. extract('files.tar.gz') # Extract in directory 'unpack_dir'. extract('files.tar.gz', 'unpack_dir')
Note that calling extract with safe=True will ensure that the archive is safe prior to extraction: UnsafeArchive exception will be raised when archive contains paths which would be extracted outside of the target directory (e.g. absolute paths):
# Safely extract in directory 'unpack_dir'. extract('files.tar.gz', 'unpack_dir', safe=True)