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PyZip is a package for handling zip-in-memory content as a dictionary.

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PyZip is a package for managing a zip content as a dictionary. Code Health

Is this zipping process simple enough?

>>> from pyzip import PyZip
>>> pyzip = PyZip()
>>> pyzip['key1'] = b"content_bytes"
>>> pyzip['key2'] = file_bytes
>>> zip_bytes = pyzip.to_bytes() # Alternatively, to bytes

It is run on top of the module zipfile, however, in addition to its functionality, PyZip accepts to edit and remove elements of a zip. Furthermore, it provides integrity checks to ensure that elements are successfully stored (SHA256 hash).


Currently it is only supported Python 3.4.1 onwards:

sudo pip3 install pyzip

Basic Usage

PyZip can easily store content into a zip on the fly. The usage is the same as a normal dictionary:

  • Add content to in-memory zip:
>>> from pyzip import PyZip
>>> pyzip = PyZip()
>>> pyzip['key1'] = b"content_bytes"
  • Get specific content:
>>> print(pyzip['key1'])
  • Edit content:
>>> pyzip['key1'] = b"replaced_content_bytes"
  • Remove content:
>>> del pyzip['key1']
  • Get zip bytes:
>>> zip_bytes = pyzip.to_bytes()
  • Load from bytes:
>>> pyzip = PyZip().from_bytes(zip_bytes)
  • Save to zip file:
  • Load from zip file:
>>> pyzip = PyZip().from_file("path/to/")
  • Convert existing dictionary into PyZip:
>>> pyzip = PyZip({'file1': b'example', 'file2': b'example2'})
  • It is also possible to convert a multiple level dict into a PyZip:
>>> pyzip = PyZip({'file1': b'example', 'file2': b'example2', 'folder1': {'file1': b'file1 in folder1'}})

Use case

PyZip can be used in along with PyFolder in order to ease the compression and decompression of folders and zips:

Compressing recursively a folder into a zip:

>>> from pyzip import PyZip
>>> from pyfolder import PyFolder
>>> path_to_compress = "route/to/files"
>>> pyzip = PyZip(PyFolder(path_to_compress, interpret=False))

Uncompressing recursively a previously compressed folder from a zip:

>>> from pyzip import PyZip
>>> from pyfolder import PyFolder
>>> destination = "route/for/uncompress"
>>> pyzip = PyZip(PyFolder(destination, interpret=False)).from_file("", inflate=False)


It is released under the MIT license.

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