Golang program to create an empty zip file

Here, we are going to learn how to create an empty zip file in Golang (Go Language)?
Submitted by Nidhi, on April 09, 2021

Problem Solution:

In this program, we will create a specified empty zip file using a zip writer on the disk.

Program/Source Code:

The source code to create an empty zip file is given below. The given program is compiled and executed on the ubuntu 18.04 operating system successfully.

// Golang program to create an empty zip file

package main

import "os"
import "fmt"
import "archive/zip"

func main() {
	filePtr, err := os.Create("Empty.zip")
	if err != nil {

	// Create a zip writter object using file pointer
	MyZipWriter := zip.NewWriter(filePtr)

	err = MyZipWriter.Close()
	if err != nil {

	fmt.Println("Empty.zip file is created successfully")


Empty.zip file is created successfully


In the above program, we declare the package main. The main package is used to tell the Go language compiler that the package must be compiled and produced the executable file. Here, we imported the fmt, os packages then we can use a function related to the fmt and os package.

Here, we also imported the "archive/zip" package to use zip writer to create a zip file on the disk.

In the main() function, we created the "Empty.zip" file using Create() and zip.NewWriter() function on the disk.

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