Data Compression


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GZIP

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Compression

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ZIP

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Specification of the GZIP Data Format


Both the GZIP file format and the description of the compression method are published as Request For Comments (RFC). They do not have the status of an international standard and are only intended for information purposes.


RFC Contents
RFC 1951 DEFLATE
Compressed Data Format Specification
RFC 1952 GZIP
File Format Specification


Current versions of both documents are available at gzip.org.


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