I am trying this example from Byte of Python, Chapter 10. I can't seem to get this zip to work. I am not sure if the syntax for windows is written correctly or not. I have tried running from interpreter and as a script and both return Backup FAILED. Anyone have any clues?
#!/usr/bin/python/Trident Module saves # Filename: backup_ver1.py import sys import os import time # 1. The files and directories to be backed up are specified in a list. source = [r'C:\Python32', r'C:\Python27'] # If you are using Windows, use source = [r'C:\Documents', r'D:\Work'] or something # 2. The backup must be stored in a main backup directory target_dir = r'C:\TestBackup\Backup' # 3. The files are backed up into a zip file. # 4. The name of the zip archive is the current date and time target = target_dir + time.strftime('%Y%m%d%H%M%S') + 'zip' # 5. We use the zip command (in Unix/Linux) to put the files in a zip archive zip_command = "zip '%s' %s" % (target, ' '.join(source)) # Run the backup if os.system(zip_command) == 0: print 'Successful backup to', target else: print 'Backup FAILED'