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Convert Zip File To Base64 In Python

Convert Zip File To Base64 In Python

Looking for a tutorial on how to convert zip file to base64 in python then you are at the right place, Today in this article I will show you how to convert zip file to base64 using python programming.

To convert zip file to base64 we will use the python library Base64 it allows us to encode and decode base64 code, It comes preinstalled with python so you don’t have to install it.

Python Code To Convert Zip File To Base64

# Import base64 module
import base64

zip_file = open('sample.zip','rb')

# Enconding the zip file data
bs64 = base64.b64encode(zip_file.read())


Above is the python code to convert zip file to base64. You can run this code and see the result. To run this program you need to have python installed, if you don’t have, then read this: Install and setup python.

Follow this steps to run this program:

  • First, create a new folder for this program.
  • Open it in a code editor of your choice.
  • Create a python file with .py extension.
  • Copy the above code and paste it in your file.
  • Open a terminal or CMD at folder location
  • And type this command python filename.py (Name of your py file).

After running the program you will see that it printed the base64 code of the zip file. Want to know how to convert base64 to zip then read this article: Convert base64 to zip file in python.


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