.ZZ File Extension

.ZZ File Extension

File Type 1

Zzip Compressed Archive

Developer N/A
Popularity
3.0  |  26 Votes
Category Compressed Files
Format N/A

What is a ZZ file?

File archive compressed with Zzip, a compression tool for Windows and Unix; uses a compression algorithm based primarily on the Burrows-Wheeler Transform method; supports file integrity tests and built-in multimedia detection and compression.

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Programs that open ZZ files

Windows
Zzip
Linux
Zzip
Updated December 15, 2006
File Type 2

Pigz Zlib Compressed File

Developer Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler
Popularity
3.5  |  2 Votes
Category Compressed Files
Format Binary

What is a ZZ file?

A ZZ file is a compressed archive created by pigz, a compression utility published by the developers of the zlib compression format. It contains a file or files that have been compressed using zlib compression. In pigz, ZZ files are created using the -z or --zlib commands.

More Information

Pigz (which stands for Parallel Implementation of GZip) is a compression utility that typically compresses files using GZip compression. These compressed files are saved as .GZ files. However, pigz users can also compress files using zlib compression. In that case, the compressed files are saved as ZZ files.

NOTE: Zlib compressed files may also be saved with the .ZL extension.

How do I open a ZZ file?

You can decompress a ZZ file using pigz (cross-platform) or zlib (cross-platform). For example, in pigz, you can use the -d, --decompress, or --uncompress commands to decompress a ZZ file. For detailed instructions on how to use pigz or zlib, click the links found below.

Programs that open ZZ files

Windows
Free
Free
Mac
Free
Free
Linux
Free
Free
Updated May 10, 2021

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