GZ file extension - GZIP compressed archive file
What is gz file? How to open gz files?
File type specification:
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The gz file extension is used for GNU GZIP compressed archives, a standard archive format used on Unix/Linux based computers.
There are several versions of this format, but the original was based on the DEFLATE algorithm, which is a combination of LZ77 and Huffman coding. It was first introduced in 1993.
List of software applications associated to the .gz file extension
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that can be done with the file: like open gz file, edit gz file, convert gz file, view gz file, play gz file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
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- Open gz file
- Convert gz file
- Create gz file
- Import gz file
- Extract gz file
Software that open gz file - GZIP compressed archive file
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