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File Type Unix Compressed File IconUnix Compressed File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

Compression format used to compress or "pack" files on Unix servers to save disk space; incorporates a simple compression algorithm that has been mostly replaced by GNUzip compression (which creates .GZ files).

Can be decompressed on a Unix machine by typing uncompress filename, where "filename" is the name of the file you want to decompress. See the programs listed below for other alternatives.

Open With
Windows

IconSmith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows

IconCorel WinZip

IconRARLAB WinRAR

macOS

IconSmith Micro StuffIt Deluxe Mac

IconIncredible Bee Archiver

IconThe Unarchiver

Unix

Iconuncompress

Icongzip

Iconzcat

Updated July 15, 2008
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