Zip is a compression and file packaging utility for Unix, VMS, DOS, OS/2, Windows 9x/NT, Amiga, Atari, Macintosh, BeOS, SMS/QDOS, MVS, VM/CMS, and others. It is analogous to a combination of the Unix commands tar and compress and is compatible with PKWARE's PKZIP and Nico Mak's WinZip. It's part of the Info-ZIP project.
A method of file compression originally used with MSDOS and a file extension for files which are zip compressed.
a type of compressed archive for storing files (SparkFS can de-archive it)
Stands for Zone Information Protocol. This is an application that allows for the compression of application files.
a compressed file format (.zip); to compress a file using a zip utility. Compression is generally used to speed up the transport of large or multiple files. After the file has been downloaded, a decompression application is needed to "unzip" it
A format for compressed files used with Windows.
The filename extension used by files compressed into the ZIP format common on PCs.
The usual filename extension for files generated by the popular PKZIP file compression utility or WINZIP.
Compressed archive Common (such as PKZip)
To compress computer files using the PKZIP program.
archive or backup application
The principle form of file-by-file data compression in the Windows environment.
A compressed file format used widely in the DOS and Windows 95 computing environments to save space and store multiple files. Zip files are often used to speed up download times. Zip files have a .zip extension.
A ompression format. Files compressed with PKZip or WinZip are the most common archive format.
Also known as a Zip Disk. A portable storage disk created by Iomega, used in a removable storage device called a Zip Drive. Or an extension of a compressed file .zip
A popular standard for file compression developed by the PKWare corporation. Files thus compressed usually have the extension .zip. See Winzip.
To zip (notice the lower case ) a file is to compress it into an archive so that it occupies less disk space.
a popular format for compressed data using .ZIP as the file extension.
An open standard for compression and decompression used widely for PC download archives.
To zip a file means to compress it so that it takes up less space on a disk, particularly to allow quicker transfer over the Internet.
A zip (or PKZIP) file is a common means of compressing and distributing data on the Windows platform. Through the use of a small software CODEC (usually a shareware or freeware program), the ZIP format can make files a whole lot more compact. The Macintosh counterpart of the zip process would be to create and distribute Stuffit files, although there are programs that can read and write zip files on the Macintosh.
A popular data compression format. Files that have been compressed with the Zip format are called Zip files and usually end with a.ZIP extension.
An efficient way to compress files that are sent over the internet.
file extension added onto files created by the PKZip file compression program written by PKWare. Zip files are the most common compressed file format in existence and are supported by most compression and decompression programs, such as WinZip and WinRar.
Files that have been compressed using the PKZIP program have this filename extension. They can be decompressed using the PKUNZIP utility.
( Zipping ) Compress a file or group of files. A method of compacting information to fit more in a smaller space.
A common file compression format that allows quick and easy storage for transport.
Zone Information Protocol: This is a method of compressing computer data or files into a small size, so they can be transferred quickly over the Internet. There are programs built specifically to zip files, such as WinZip.
File format used for data compression.
Windows file extension denoting a compressed file usually created using WinZip ( www.winzip.com), or the process of creating a ZIP file
To reduce file size by using compression algorithm programs such as PKZIP or WinZIP.
Compressed File (file name extension) [PKWare
One or more files compressed and stored in a single file with a name ending in .zip.
A format for data compression. (Not to be confused with a Zip Disk, a name used by Iomega for a removable storage device that typically holds 100-250 MB.)
A method of file compression. Zip files contain vast amounts of information that has undergone compression to reduce the amount of space that the data take up.
the file extension for PKZip Zip files, a compressed format common on PCs. (no relation to Zip drives). See ZipIt.
A common file compression format for IBM PC or compatibles; the utility WinZip is used for compressing and decompressing files. Zipped files usually end with a ".zip" file extension. A special kind of zipped file is self-extracting and ends with a ".exe" extension.
A term used to compress a file or group of files to create a smaller file. An excellent method for sending files via the web.
A particular format of compressed file corresponding to the WinZip application.
a compression format used to archive and reduce the storage space occupied by files.
(pronounced "zip") A compression program that is still popular in MS-DOS environments, but has been superceded by WinZip in Windows environments. It is fairly rare now in the Amiga environment, although there is still the odd file around that has been compressed using Zip.
Refers to a file which has been zipped (compressed), or the act of zipping.
To compress a file using the program PKZIP. This program has been widely distributed as shareware through many bulletin board systems.
The ZIP file format is a popular data compression and archival format. A ZIP file contains one or more files that have been compressed, to reduce their file size, or stored as-is.