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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 2.2, 3.1 and 3.2.


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 contact him for Python / Django freelancing gigs.

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