A z file extension is related to the Unix compressed archive file format.
There are 3 other file types using
the Z file extension!
.z - Star Wars The Force Unleashed XML file
.z - InstallShield archive file
.z - Zero Compiler header file
Software that works with z file extension
Z file extension - Unix compressed archive
What is z file? How to open z files?
File type specification:
z file icon:
The z file extension is used for compressed archived created in Unix environment.
Unix archives with z file suffix are used GNUzip compression format.
The default software associated to z file type:
Company or developer:
A free file archiver developed by Igor Pavlov featuring higher compression ratios with LZMA and LZMA2 compression.
It is mainly available for Windows platform (for Mac and Linux are available command line tools) and is the primary program to handle 7z archives. However, also supports various compression file formats.
Packing / unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM
Unpacking only: AR, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DMG, EXT, FAT, GPT, HFS, IHEX, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, QCOW2, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, UEFI, VDI, VHD, VMDK, WIM, XAR and Z
A popular archiving utility on Unix and Unix based operating systems, TAR (Tape Archiver) is used only to archive more files in to one, but it is not able to compress them. For compression of TAR archives, external compression utilities need to be used, such as gzip, bzip2, xz, lzip, lzma.
List of software applications associated to the .z file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open z file, edit z file, convert z file, view z file, play z file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting z files.
- Open z file
- View z file
- Create z file
- Extract z file
Software that open z file - Unix compressed archive
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