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.XZ File Extension

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File TypeXZ Compressed Archive

DeveloperTukaani
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CategoryCompressed Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

Definition

Archive compressed using XZ compression, a high ratio compression algorithm; contains one or more compressed files; commonly used to distribute Slackware Linux package distributions.

More Information

XZ files may also contain a .TAR file and have the .TXZ file type.

Programs that open XZ files
Windows
File Viewer Plus
7-Zip
WinRAR 5
ExtractNow
Mac
The Unarchiver
Linux
Tukaani XZ Utils
Tukaani XZ Embedded
Android
RARLAB RAR
Updated 3/7/2016

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