.RZ File Extension

Rzip Compressed File

Developer Andrew Tridgell
3.7  |  6 Votes

What is an RZ file?

An RZ file is a compressed file created by rzip, a file compression program for Unix. To create an RZ file, rzip first encodes any large chunks of duplicate data an input file contains. It then compresses the result using bzip2 compression.

More Information

Developer Andrew Tridgell created rzip to help users compress large files that contain multiple, large chunks of duplicate data. For example, a user might use rzip to compress a lengthy document that contains multiple copies of the same large image.

By default, files compressed using rzip are saved with the .rz extension. Optionally, users can specify a different file extension, using rzip's -S command.

How to open an RZ file

You can use rzip (Linux) to decompress an RZ file. Then, you can open the decompressed file as you would normally.

Open over 400 file formats with File Viewer Plus.Free Download

Programs that open RZ files


Verified by FileInfo.com

The FileInfo.com team has independently researched the Rzip Compressed file format and Linux apps listed on this page. Our goal is 100% accuracy and we only publish information about file types that we have verified.

If you would like to suggest any additions or updates to this page, please let us know.