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Python Network Programming Cookbook by Dr. M. O. Faruque Sarker

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E-mailing your current working directory as a compressed ZIP file

It might be interesting to send the current working directory contents as a compressed ZIP archive. You can use this recipe to quickly share your files with your friends.

Getting ready

If you don't have any mail server installed on your machine, you need to install a local mail server such as postfix. On a Debian/Ubuntu system, this can be installed with default settings using apt-get, as shown in the following command:

$ sudo apt-get install postfix

How to do it...

Let us first compress the current directory and then create an e-mail message. We can send the e-mail message via an external SMTP host, or we can use a local e-mail server to do this. Like other recipes, let us get the ...

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