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.TXZ File Extension

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File TypeXZ Compressed Tar Archive

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CategoryCompressed Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.


Archive created with Tar and XZ utilities; contains one or more files first archived using Tar and then compressed using XZ compression; compressed using a high compression ratio.

More Information

Beginning with Slackware 13, TXZ files are used to distribute Slackware Linux packages. They can be opened using various Slackware package management tools, including pkgtool and installpkg.

Due to the high compression ratio, TXZ files are typically smaller in size than .TGZ files.

Programs that open TXZ files
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The Unarchiver
Linux LogoLinux
Tukaani XZ Utils
Tukaani XZ Embedded
Slackware pkgtool
Slackware installpkg
Slackware upgradepkg
Slackware slackpkg
Updated 2/23/2010