.gz

File Type Gnu Zipped Archive IconGnu Zipped Archive
File Format Standard (developed by The GNU Project)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

File archive compressed using the standard Gnu Gzip compression algorithm; installed with most Unix operating systems; recognized by most file decompression utilities for Mac, Windows, and Unix.

Important: Files that that end in "tar.gz" are known as a "tarballs;" they are commonly found on Unix systems and are .TAR files compressed with Gzip compression; these files must first be decompressed, then expanded using a TAR utility.

Open With
Windows

IconSmith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows

IconCorel WinZip

IconRARLAB WinRAR

macOS

IconSmith Micro StuffIt Deluxe Mac

IconIncredible Bee Archiver

IconApple Archive Utility

Unix

Icongzip

IconXarchive

Iconark

Updated 2007
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