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1. <tool, compression, file format> A compressed archive
containing one or more files, the act of creating it and its
filename extension. Originally, such a "zip file" was
created using PKWare, Inc.'s PKZIP utility program for
Due to the popularity of the original program, the format has
spread to Windows, Unix and other operating systems and
the function is often built into file managers.
unzip is the corresponding de-archiver or the act of
extracting files from an archive.
The first two bytes of a zip file are the ASCII characters
"PK" after Phil Katz who developed the original PKZIP.
See also gzip, tar and feather.
2. <storage> Zip Drive.
3. <functional programming> zip function.
Nearby terms: Zilog Z8000 « Zilog Z80000 « Zilog Z80A « zip » Zipcode » Zip disc » Zip disk
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