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GZIP: Compression Program

GZIP is a compression program from the Free Software Foundation. GZIP uses the Lempel-Ziv algorithm (LZ77), and generally achieves better compression than LZW (compress), Huffman coding (pack) and adaptive Huffman coding (compact), and is patent free. Implementations exist for VMS, MSDOS, OS/2, Atari, Unix, and Macintosh. The standard extension for GZIP files is ".gz". GZIP is backward compatible with compress, so it will also expand ".Z" files. Extensions: gz Gzipped text or data file dgz Gzipped DVI file pgz Gzipped PostScript file sgz Gzipped shell archive tgz Gzipped tar file txz Gzipped text file
Origin: (DOS, Unix)
   as the files gzip*.exe (Macintosh)
   as the files gzip*.hqx       (Mirrors           (Mirrors  (Mirrors             (Mirrors
   as the files gzip-binaries-*.tar.  (Sun Solaris 2 executables)[.macro32.savesets]gzip-1-*.zip (VMS)

Version: 1.2.4 Copying: GNU GPL CD-ROM: Prime Time Freeware for AI, Issue 1-1 Keywords: Compression Software, GNU GPL, Utilities, Z@{{\tt .Z}}, gz@{{\tt .gz}}, gzip@{{\tt gzip}}, pgz@{{\tt .pgz}}, tgz@{{\tt .tgz}}, txz@{{\tt .txz}} Contains: solaris/ Sun Solaris 2 executables (v106) tar/ GZIP sources bundled as a tar file (v 122, 123, and 124) shar/ GZIP sources bundled as a shar file (v 122, 123, and 124) msdos/ MSDOS implementation (versions 1.2.2, 1.2.3, and 1.2.4) mac/ Macintosh implementation References: ?
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