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7-Zip is an open source file archiver, an application used primarily to compress files. [1]

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AdvanceCOMP is a set of cross-platform command line data (re-)compression tools.

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Advanced Encryption Standard

The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), also known as Rijndael (its original name), is a specification for the encryption of electronic data established by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2001.

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In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm is a self-contained step-by-step set of operations to be performed.

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AmigaOS 4

AmigaOS 4, (abbreviated as OS4 or AOS4), is a line of Amiga operating systems which runs on PowerPC microprocessors.

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Apple Disk Image

An Apple disk image is a disk image commonly used by the Mac OS X operating system.

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Apple Partition Map

Apple Partition Map (APM) is a partition scheme used to define the low-level organization of data on disks formatted for use with 68k and PowerPC Macintosh computers.

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ARJ (Archived by Robert Jung) is a software tool designed by Robert K. Jung for creating high-efficiency compressed file archives.

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In information technology, a backup, or the process of backing up, refers to the copying and archiving of computer data so it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event.

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Brazilian Portuguese

Brazilian Portuguese (português do Brasil or Português brasileiro) is a set of dialects of the Portuguese language used mostly in Brazil.

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bzip2 is a free and open-source file compression program that uses the Burrows–Wheeler algorithm.

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C++ (pronounced as cee plus plus) is a general-purpose programming language.

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Command-line interface

A command-line interface or command language interpreter (CLI), also known as command-line user interface, console user interface, and character user interface (CUI), is a means of interacting with a computer program where the user (or client) issues commands to the program in the form of successive lines of text (command lines).

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Comparison of archive formats

There are many popular computer data archive formats for creating and maintaining archive files.

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Comparison of file archivers

The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of file archivers.

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Compress is a Unix shell compression program based on the LZW compression algorithm.

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Console application

A console application is a computer program designed to be used via a text-only computer interface, such as a text terminal, the command line interface of some operating systems (Unix, DOS, etc.) or the text-based interface included with most Graphical User Interface (GUI) operating systems, such as the Win32 console in Microsoft Windows, the Terminal in Mac OS X, and xterm in Unix.

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cpio is a general file archiver utility and its associated file format.

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The compressed ROM file system (or cramfs) is a free (GPL'ed) read-only Linux file system designed for simplicity and space-efficiency.

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In computing, cross-platform, multi-platform, or platform independent, is an attribute conferred to computer software or computing methods and concepts that are implemented and inter-operate on multiple computer platforms.

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Czech language

Czech (čeština), formerly known as Bohemian (lingua Bohemica in Latin), is a West Slavic language spoken by over 10 million people.

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Data compression

In digital signal processing, data compression, source coding, or bit-rate reduction involves encoding information using fewer bits than the original representation.

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Deb (file format)

deb is the extension of the Debian software package format and the most often used name for such binary packages.

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In computing, deflate is a data compression algorithm that uses a combination of the LZ77 algorithm and Huffman coding.

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Developed country

A developed country, industrialized country, or "more economically developed country" (MEDC), is a sovereign state that has a highly developed economy and advanced technological infrastructure relative to other less industrialized nations.

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Disk image

Disk images, in computing, are computer files containing the contents and structure of a disk volume or an entire data storage device, such as a hard disk drive, tape drive, floppy disk, optical disc or USB flash drive.

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File Allocation Table

File Allocation Table (FAT) is a computer file system architecture and a family of industry-standard file systems utilizing it.

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File archiver

A file archiver is a computer program that combines a number of files together into one archive file, or a series of archive files, for easier transportation or storage.

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File Explorer

File Explorer, previously known as Windows Explorer, is a file manager application that is included with releases of the Microsoft Windows operating system from Windows 95 onwards.

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File format

A file format is a standard way that information is encoded for storage in a computer file.

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File manager

A file manager or file browser is a computer program that provides a user interface to manage files and folders.

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File Manager (Windows)

File Manager is a file manager program bundled with releases of Microsoft Windows between 1990 and 1999.

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A filename (also written as two words, file name) is a name used to uniquely identify a computer file stored in a file system.

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Filename extension

A filename extension is an identifier specified as a suffix to the name by syntax, often separated from the base filename (by, e.g., a dot, a space), that indicates, e.g., the encoding (file format), the usage, of a computer file.

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Flash Video

Flash Video is a container file format used to deliver video over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player version 6 and newer.

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FreeBSD is a free Unix-like operating system descended from Research Unix via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD).

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FreeDOS (formerly Free-DOS and PD-DOS) is a free operating system for IBM PC compatible computers.

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GNU Lesser General Public License

The GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) is a free software license published by the Free Software Foundation (FSF).

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Graphical user interface

In computer science, a graphical user interface or GUI, pronounced ("gooey") is a type of interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators such as secondary notation, as opposed to text-based interfaces, typed command labels or text navigation.

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gzip is a file format and a software application used for file compression and decompression.

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Hierarchical File System

Hierarchical File System (HFS) is a proprietary file system developed by Apple Inc. for use in computer systems running Mac OS.

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Igor Pavlov (programmer)

Igor Pavlov (Игорь Павлов, Igor' Pavlov) is a Russian freelance programmer and is the creator and the maintainer of the file archiver 7-Zip and its toolset.

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ISO image

An ISO image is an archive file of an optical disc, a type of disk image composed of the data contents from every written sector on an optical disc, including the optical disc file system.

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JAR (file format)

In software, JAR (Java Archive) is a package file format typically used to aggregate many Java class files and associated metadata and resources (text, images, etc.) into one file to distribute application software or libraries on the Java platform.

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Korean language

Korean (조선말, see below) is the official language of both South Korea and North Korea, as well as one of the two official languages in China's Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture.

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Lempel–Ziv–Markov chain algorithm

The Lempel–Ziv–Markov chain algorithm (LZMA) is an algorithm used to perform lossless data compression.

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LHA (file format)

LHA is a freeware compression utility and associated file format.

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Linux (pronounced or, less frequently) is a Unix-like and mostly POSIX-compliant computer operating system (OS) assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution.

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List of archive formats

This is a list of file formats used by archivers and compressors used to create archive files.

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LZX (algorithm)

LZX is the name of an LZ77 family compression algorithm.

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Master boot record

A master boot record (MBR) is a special type of boot sector at the very beginning of partitioned computer mass storage devices like fixed disks or removable drives intended for use with IBM PC-compatible systems and beyond.

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The megabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.

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Microsoft Compiled HTML Help

Microsoft Compiled HTML Help is a Microsoft proprietary online help format, consisting of a collection of HTML pages, an index and other navigation tools.

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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows (or simply Windows) is a metafamily of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.

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Modular programming

Modular programming is a software design technique that emphasizes separating the functionality of a program into independent, interchangeable modules, such that each contains everything necessary to execute only one aspect of the desired functionality.

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NTFS (New Technology File System) is a proprietary file system developed by Microsoft.

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Nullsoft Scriptable Install System

Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (NSIS) is a script-driven installation system for Microsoft Windows with minimal overhead backed by Nullsoft, the creators of Winamp.

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Office Open XML

Office Open XML (also informally known as OOXML or OpenXML) is a zipped, XML-based file format developed by Microsoft for representing spreadsheets, charts, presentations and word processing documents.

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Open source

In production and development, open source as a development model promotes a universal access via a free license to a product's design or blueprint, and universal redistribution of that design or blueprint, including subsequent improvements to it by anyone.

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OpenVMS is a computer operating system for use in general purpose computing.

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OS X (pronounced; originally Mac OS X) is a series of Unix-based graphical interface operating systems (OS) developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is designed to run on Macintosh computers, having been pre-installed on all Macs since 2002.

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A password is a word or string of characters used for user authentication to prove identity or access approval to gain access to a resource (example: an access code is a type of password), which should be kept secret from those not allowed access.

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Polish language

Polish (język polski, polszczyzna) is a Slavic language spoken primarily in Poland and the native language of the Poles.

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PortableApps.com is a website offering many free, commonly used Windows applications that have been specially packaged for portability.

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Prediction by partial matching

Prediction by partial matching (PPM) is an adaptive statistical data compression technique based on context modeling and prediction.

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Purch, Inc. is an American online publishing company, formerly known as TechMediaNetwork.

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Range encoding

Range encoding is an entropy coding method defined by G. Nigel N. Martin in a 1979 paper,, Video & Data Recording Conference, Southampton, UK, July 24–27, 1979.

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RAR (file format)

RAR is a proprietaryThe RAR Archiver EULA (End user license agreement), embedded in installation files, states: Neither RAR binary code, WinRAR binary code, UnRAR source or UnRAR binary code may be used or reverse engineered to re-create the RAR compression algorithm, which is proprietary, without written permission of the author. archive file format that supports data compression, error recovery and file spanning.

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RPM Package Manager

RPM Package Manager (RPM) (originally Red Hat Package Manager; now a recursive acronym) is a package management system.

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Self-extracting archive

A self-extracting archive is a computer executable program which contains compressed data in an archive file combined with machine-executable program instructions to extract this information on a compatible operating system and without the necessity for a suitable extractor to be already installed on the target computer.

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Shell integration

Shell integration (the shell method in integral calculus) is a means of calculating the volume of a solid of revolution, when integrating along an axis perpendicular to the axis of revolution.

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Simplified Chinese characters

Simplified Chinese characters are standardized Chinese characters prescribed in the Xiandai Hanyu Tongyong Zibiao (List of Commonly Used Characters in Modern Chinese) for use in mainland China.

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Sinhalese language

Sinhalese, known natively as Sinhala (සිංහල), is the native language of the Sinhalese people, who make up the largest ethnic group in Sri Lanka, numbering about 16 million.

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Source code

In computing, source code is any collection of computer instructions (possibly with comments) written using some human-readable computer language, usually as text.

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SourceForge is a web-based service that offers a source code repository, downloads mirrors, bug tracking and other features.

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SquashFS is a compressed read-only file system for Linux.

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SWF is an abbreviation for small web format, an Adobe Flash file format used for multimedia, vector graphics and ActionScript.

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Tar (computing)

In computing, tar is a computer software utility for collecting many files into one archive file for distribution or backup purposes.

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TechRepublic is an online trade publication and social community for IT professionals, with advice on best practices and tools for the day-to-day needs of IT decision-makers.

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Tom's Guide

Tom’s Guide is an online publication focused on technology that was founded in 1996 by Thomas Pabst.

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Universal Disk Format

Universal Disk Format (UDF) is a profile of the specification known as ISO/IEC 13346 and ECMA-167 and is an open vendor-neutral file system for computer data storage for a broad range of media.

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A Unix-like (sometimes referred to as UN*X or *nix) operating system is one that behaves in a manner similar to a Unix system, while not necessarily conforming to or being certified to any version of the Single UNIX Specification.

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Unrar is the name of two different command-line applications for extracting RAR archives.

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UTF-16 (16-bit Unicode Transformation Format) is a character encoding capable of encoding all 1,112,064 possible characters in Unicode.

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VHD (file format)

VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) is a file format which represents a virtual hard disk drive (HDD).

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Volume (compression)

In data compression, where a file has been compressed and split into multiple parts, a volume is one of those parts.

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Windows 10

Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems.

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Windows Imaging Format

The Windows Imaging Format (WIM) is a file-based disk image format.

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Windows Installer

Windows Installer (previously known as Microsoft Installer) is a software component and application programming interface (API) of Microsoft Windows used for the installation, maintenance, and removal of software.

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Xar (archiver)

Xar (short for eXtensible ARchive format) is an open source file archiver and the archiver’s file format.

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xz is a lossless data compression program and file format which incorporates the LZMA/LZMA2 compression algorithms.

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Zip (file format)

ZIP is an archive file format that supports lossless data compression.

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zlib is a software library used for data compression.

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.exe is a common filename extension denoting an executable file (the main execution point of a computer program) for DOS, OpenVMS, Microsoft Windows, Symbian or OS/2.

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7z is a compressed archive file format that supports several different data compression, encryption and pre-processing algorithms.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7-Zip

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