.Z File Extension

.Z File Extension

File Type

Unix Compressed File

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Category Compressed Files
Format Binary

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Z files have mostly been replaced by GNUzip compression, which creates .GZ files.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

Linux
Included with OS
Free
Included with OS
Included with OS
unpack
Included with OS
Updated May 16, 2014

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