In Python, the easiest way to zip a directory is to use shutil.make_archive(). It supports both zip and tar formats.
Here is an example showing how to zip
import shutil # There is no need to suffix output_filename with .zip. It will be appended automatically. shutil.make_archive(output_filename, "zip", dir_name) shutil.make_archive("my-tmp-dir", "zip", "/tmp") # my-tmp-dir.zip will be created.