What is .z file?
Compressed file used to store, or "pack," files on Unix-based machines; incorporates a simple compression algorithm that is used to archive files and save disk space; can be decompressed on a Unix system by typing uncompress filename.z, where "filename.z" is the name of the file to decompress.
Z files have mostly been replaced by GNUzip compression, which creates .GZ files. Unix users can use the znew utility to recompress Z files to GZ files.
Recommended Software Programs to open .z file
Apple Mac OS X:
- Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
- Incredible Bee Archiver
- The Unarchiver
- Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010
- Corel WinZip 18.5
- WinRAR 5
- Archive Manager