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Enhanced archive filesystems for Pyfilesystem2

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Install directly from PyPI, using pip

pip install fs.archive

Additional features

fs.archive also provides the following extras:


install all the extras listed below.


support for xz compressed tar files. Requires the additional backports.lzma module in Python 2, but is available natively in Python 3.


pure-python reading/writing ISO disk images (with support for ISO 9660 Levels 1, 2 and 3, Joliet and Rock Ridge extensions). Requires the pycdlib library.


The fs.archive.open_archive function is the easiest way to open an archive filesystem, with an archive located on any other filesystem, directly determining the class to use from the file extension:

>>> from fs import open_fs
>>> from fs.archive import open_archive

>>> my_fs = open_fs(u'temp://')
>>> with open_archive(my_fs, u'') as archive:
...     type(archive)
<class 'fs.archive.zipfs.ZipFS'>

All the filesystems implemented in fs.archive also support reading from — and if not read-only, writing to — a file handle:

>>> import fs.archive.tarfs
>>> with fs.open_fs(u'mem://') as mem:
...     with fs.archive.tarfs.TarFS(mem.openbin(u'test.tar', 'w')) as tar:
...         tar.setbytes(u'hello', b'Hello, World!')
...     with fs.archive.tarfs.TarFS(mem.openbin(u'test.tar', 'r+')) as tar:
...         tar.isfile(u'hello')

See also

  • fs, the core pyfilesystem2 library

  • fs.sshfs, a SFTP/SSH implementation for pyfilesystem2 using paramiko

  • fs.smbfs, a SMB implementation for pyfilesystem2 using pysmb

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