Here is and notebook + JLab extension called jupyter-archive: https://github.com/hadim/jupyter-archive
It adds the following features to be able to easily work with data files in remote environments:
- On-the-fly archive (zip, tar.gz, tar.bz2 or tar.xz) and compress folders in JLab.
- Decompress archives as folders directly inside the notebook (JLab file browser).
I don’t know what’s the feeling of the core Jupyter devs but I really would like this extension to be integrated into Jupyter. I think it adds important features to the file browser.
Here is an issue to track the integration: https://github.com/hadim/jupyter-archive/issues/2
Happy to get feedback about the project.