Re: Query: stuffed/zipped generic term

Subject: Re: Query: stuffed/zipped generic term
From: Matt Ion <soundy -at- ROGERS -dot- WAVE -dot- CA>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 1997 17:21:55 -0800

On Wed, 6 Aug 1997 13:32:43 -0500, Nora Merhar wrote:

>Anyway, the point of all this rambling is that I'm not sure there IS a
>generic term--using "compress" to indicate the functions performed by
>a zip program would imply two different functions to Windows and UNIX
>users.

Not really. ZIP and UNZIP are also available for *nix, with ports to
several other platforms, based on freeware source code from InfoZip.
InfoZip's code is based, I'm told, on PKware's 1.9x pre-release code,
so InfoZip archives are (in theory) fully compatible with PKZip 2.04g.
tar is a more common archival utility in the Unix world, and I don't
think it compresses files, which is why you see files with extensions
like *.tar.gz (gz being from GNU ZIP).



Your friend and mine,
Matt
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