Working with zip files in Python

Note: This article has also featured on geeksforgeeks.com .

This article explains how one can perform various operations on a zip file using a simple python program.

What is a zip file?fzip_as3

ZIP is an archive file format that supports lossless data compression. By lossless compression, we mean that the compression algorithm allows the original data to be perfectly reconstructed from the compressed data. So, a ZIP file is a single file containing one or more compressed files, offering an ideal way to make large files smaller and keep related files together.

Why do we need zip files?
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