Skip to content

Instantly share code, notes, and snippets.

What would you like to do?
import zipfile
import sys
import os
# compress file function
def zip_file(file_path):
compress_file = zipfile.ZipFile(file_path + '.zip', 'w')
compress_file.write(path, compress_type=zipfile.ZIP_DEFLATED)
# Declare the function to return all file paths of the particular directory
def retrieve_file_paths(dir_name):
# setup file paths variable
file_paths = []
# Read all directory, subdirectories and file lists
for root, directories, files in os.walk(dir_name):
for filename in files:
# Create the full file path by using os module.
file_path = os.path.join(root, filename)
# return all paths
return file_paths
def zip_dir(dir_path, file_paths):
# write files and folders to a zipfile
compress_dir = zipfile.ZipFile(dir_path + '.zip', 'w')
with compress_dir:
# write each file separately
for file in file_paths:
if __name__ == "__main__":
path = sys.argv[1]
if os.path.isdir(path):
files_path = retrieve_file_paths(path)
# print the list of files to be zipped
print('The following list of files will be zipped:')
for file_name in files_path:
zip_dir(path, files_path)
elif os.path.isfile(path):
print('The %s will be zipped:' % path)
print('a special file(socket,FIFO,device file), please input file or dir')
Sign up for free to join this conversation on GitHub. Already have an account? Sign in to comment