.GZIP File Extension
File TypeGnu Zipped File
This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.
What is a GZIP file?
Compressed archive created using the Gnu gzip compression algorithm; gzip (GNU Zip) is an open source compressor included with many Unix systems.
More information is available at the gzip home page.
Gnu zipped files more often use the .GZ extension.