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Name Z Compressed Data
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/1671
Classification Aggregate
Description Z Compressed Data are files that have been compressed by Unix's shell compression program, compress. The compress software was developed by Spences Thomas in 1984 and uses LZW algorithm. The format has lossless data, it can be compressed and decompressed using the Unix and Linux operating systems.
Byte order  
Related file formats None.
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source The National Archives and Records Administration / The National Archives and Records Administration
Source date 22 Apr 2022
Source description  
Last updated 29 Jul 2022
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