Python function to stream unzip all the files in a ZIP archive, without loading the entire ZIP file into memory or any of its uncompressed files.
While the ZIP format does have its main directory at the end, each compressed file in the archive can be prefixed with a header that contains its name, compressed size, and uncompressed size: this is what makes streaming decompression of ZIP files possible.
Unfortunately not all ZIP files have this: some have their compressed and uncompressed sizes after the file data in the stream. In this case a
ValueError will be raised.
pip install stream-unzip
A single function is exposed,
stream_unzip, that takes a single argument: an iterable that should yield the bytes of a ZIP file. It returns an iterable, where each yielded item is a tuple of the file name, file size, and another iterable itself yielding the unzipped bytes of that file.
from stream_unzip import stream_unzip import httpx def zipped_chunks(): # Any iterable that yields a zip file with httpx.stream('GET', 'https://www.example.com/my.zip') as r: yield from r.iter_bytes() for file_name, file_size, unzipped_chunks in stream_unzip(zipped_chunks()): for chunk in unzipped_chunks: print(chunk)
The file name and file size are extracted as reported from the file. If you don't trust the creator of the ZIP file, these should be treated as untrusted input.