PEA file extension - PeaZip pack encrypt authenticate file
What is pea file? How to open pea files?
File type specification:
The pea file extension is mainly related to PeaZip archiver. Pea, acronym for Pack, Encrypt, Authenticate, designs a file format aiming to provide archiving, compression and multi volume file split feature in a single passage, along with flexible schemes of integrity check and authenticated encryption; PEA file format specifications are released under public domain.
PEA security model acts at 3 levels: objects, streams and volumes; each one of those levels can be omitted as needed by the user:
- Object level integrity checking is performed to detect errors with object level granularity on raw input data and all associated data (name, size, attributes, datetime);
- Stream level check offers wide choice of algorithms up to authenticated encryption, protecting privacy and authenticity of a group of objects sharing same security needs, including tags generated by object level checks;
- Volume level integrity check is communication oriented and allow to discard single corrupted volumes in order to minimize, in case of error, the retransmission overhead;
Arbitrarily sized volume spanning allows the archive to be split in volumes of arbitrary size, with the only constrain of volumes being at least 10 byte bigger than volume control tag to allow passing (through archive's header) minimum needed information to the extraction application.
PEA file format as defined in version 1 revision 0 specification can store a single stream containing unlimited objects each up to 2^64 byte in size; current Pea archiver utility supports 1.0 file format specifications (practically, archives are memory and filesystem-limited rather than format limited).
PEA 2.0 file format specifications extend the concepts behind PEA 1.0 file format and can store an unlimited number of stream, but the format is not actually supported by current Pea archiving utility.
The default software associated to pea file type:
Company or developer:
PeaZip is free open source utility for Microsoft Windows and Linux. PeaZip can work with 118 archive types such as 7z, ARC, BZ2, GZ, ARJ, ACE, RAR, LHA CAB, DMG, PEA, etc..
List of software applications associated to the .pea file extension
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that can be done with the file: like open pea file, edit pea file, convert pea file, view pea file, play pea file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
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- Open pea file
- Create pea file