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.Z File Extension

File TypeUnix Compressed File

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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.

What is a Z file?

Compressed file used to store, or "pack," files on Unix-based machines; incorporates a simple compression algorithm that is used to archive files and save disk space; can be decompressed on a Unix system by typing uncompress filename.z, where "filename.z" is the name of the file to decompress.

More Information

Z files have mostly been replaced by GNUzip compression, which creates .GZ files. Unix users can use the znew utility to recompress Z files to GZ files.

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Programs that open Z files
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
Corel WinZip 21
WinRAR 5
7-Zip
Mac
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Incredible Bee Archiver
The Unarchiver
Linux
uncompress
gzip
zcat
znew
unpack
Archive Manager
Android
File Viewer for Android
Updated 5/16/2014

About the file extension z

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