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7-Zip is a free and open-source file archiver, a utility used to place groups of files within compressed containers known as "archives". [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 by its original name Rijndael, 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 an unambiguous specification of how to solve a class of problems.

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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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Android (operating system)

Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

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Apple Disk Image

An Apple Disk Image is a disk image commonly used by the macOS 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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Arbitrary code execution

In computer security, "arbitrary code execution" is used to describe an attacker's ability to execute any command of the attacker's choice on a target machine or in a target process.

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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 into an archive file of computer data so it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event.

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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++ ("see 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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Common Public License

In computing, the Common Public License (CPL) is a free software / open-source software license published by IBM.

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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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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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Data compression

In 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 format, as well as extension of the software package format for the Linux distribution Debian and its derivatives.

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In computing, Deflate is a lossless data compression algorithm and associated file format that uses a combination of the LZ77 algorithm and Huffman coding.

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Disk image

A disk image, in computing, is a computer file containing the contents and structure of a disk volume or of 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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Dr. Dobb's Journal


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EPUB is an e-book file format with the extension.epub EPUB files can be read using complying software on devices like smartphones, tablets, computers, or e-readers.

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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 and available from 6 April 2018 as an optional download for all modern releases of Windows, including Windows 10.

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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 of a computer file.

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Flash Video

Flash Video is a container file format used to deliver digital video content (e.g., TV shows, movies, etc.) over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player version 6 and newer.

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Free and open-source software

Free and open-source software (FOSS) is software that can be classified as both free software and open-source software.

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FreeBSD is a free and open-source 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

The graphical user interface (GUI), is a type of user interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators such as secondary notation, instead of text-based user 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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Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the standard markup language for creating web pages and web applications.

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ISO image

An ISO image is a disk image optical discs.

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JAR (file format)

A 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 for distribution.

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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 is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel.

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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 an LZ77 family compression algorithm.

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macOS (previously and later) is a series of graphical operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc. since 2001.

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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 is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are 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 programme into independent, interchangeable modules, such that each contains everything necessary to execute only one aspect of the desired functionality.

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Multi-licensing is the practice of distributing software under two or more different sets of terms and conditions.

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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 installer authoring tool for Microsoft Windows backed by Nullsoft, the creators of Winamp.

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Office Open XML

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

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OpenVMS is a closed-source, proprietary computer operating system for use in general-purpose computing.

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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 is to be kept secret from those not allowed access.

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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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Public domain

The public domain consists of all the creative works to which no exclusive intellectual property rights apply.

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Purch Group

Purch Group, Inc. formerly known as TechMediaNetworks, Inc.

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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 proprietary archive file format that supports data compression, error recovery and file spanning.

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ReactOS is a free and open-source operating system for x86/x64 personal computers intended to be binary-compatible with computer programs and device drivers made for Windows Server 2003.

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Reverse engineering

Reverse engineering, also called back engineering, is the process by which a man-made object is deconstructed to reveal its designs, architecture, or to extract knowledge from the object; similar to scientific research, the only difference being that scientific research is about a natural phenomenon.

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Rpm (software)

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 (SFX/SEA) 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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Software development kit

A software development kit (SDK or devkit) is typically a set of software development tools that allows the creation of applications for a certain software package, software framework, hardware platform, computer system, video game console, operating system, or similar development platform.

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Software relicensing

Software relicensing is applied in open-source software development when software licenses of software modules are incompatible and are required to be compatible for a greater combined work.

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Source code

In computing, source code is any collection of code, possibly with comments, written using a human-readable programming language, usually as plain text.

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SourceForge is a Web-based service that offers software developers a centralized online location to control and manage free and open-source software projects.

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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, often referred to as a tarball, 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 Hardware

Tom's Hardware is an online publication owned by Purch Group and focused on technology.

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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 file archives.

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UTF-16 (16-bit Unicode Transformation Format) is a character encoding capable of encoding all 1,112,064 valid code points of 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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Windows 10

Windows 10 (codenamed Redstone, formerly Threshold) is a personal computer operating system developed and 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, codename Darwin) 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 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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