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Retrieving archive filename from gz files in Python

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Getting the original filename form gzip archive in Python (compatible with Python 3.6, 3.7 and 3.8).


from github directly:

pip install git+


If you gzip a file called foo.txt and rename the archive bar.txt you can still retrive the original name from the header (per RFC1952)

>>> import gzinfo
>>> info = gzinfo.read_gz_info('bar.txt.gz')
>>> info.fname

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