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A simple Django base view to zip and stream several files.

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Django ZipView

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A base view to zip and stream several files.


pip install django-zipview

Usage and examples

To create a zip download view:

* Extend BaseZipView
* implement `get_files`
* That's it

The `get_files` method must return a list of Django's File objects.


from zipview.views import BaseZipView

from emails import Email

class AttachmentsArchiveView(BaseZipView):
"""Download at once all comments for a review."""

def get_files(self):
emails = Email.objects \
.filter(user=self.request.user) \

return [email.attachment.file for email in emails if]

View configuration

By default, the downloaded file is named `` you can set a custom name
by setting the `zipfile_name` parameter.


class ZipView(BaseZipView):
zipfile_name = ''

In case you need to dynamically set the filename, you can override the
`get_archive_name` method. It takes the request as a parameter.


def get_archive_name(self, request):
import datetime
today =
return 'archive_{:%Y%m%d}.zip'.format(today)


Current supported django versions are 1.8 & 1.9.


Django ZipView uses [tox, the testing automation
tool](, to run tests.

To launch tests:

pip install -r requiments/test.txt


Crafted with love by [Thibault Jouannic]( You can
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