48 Contributors: 1 Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Licensed under: CC-BY-SA
Not affiliated with Stack Overflow
Rip Tutorial:
Roadmap: roadmap

Unzipping Files


To extract or uncompress a tarball, ZIP, or gzip file, Python's tarfile, zipfile, and gzip modules are provided respectively. Python's tarfile module provides the TarFile.extractall(path=".", members=None) function for extracting from a tarball file. Python's zipfile module provides the ZipFile.extractall([path[, members[, pwd]]]) function for extracting or unzipping ZIP compressed files. Finally, Python's gzip module provides the GzipFile class for decompressing.

Related Examples