How to decompress .Z file?

Thomas Jollans thomas at jollans.com
Mon Aug 20 16:55:22 CEST 2007


On Monday 20 August 2007, Hyunchul Kim wrote:
> Hi, all
>
> How can .Z file be decompressed?
>
> According to python library reference, .Z file might not be supported by
> python, yet.

The GNU zip program (gzip) supports .Z and .z archives, so if you only want to 
support UNIX-like systems you could simply look for a program named "gunzip" 
or "uncompress" and use that.

See also: http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2004-May/261669.html

The format is now so antiquated (replaced almost totally with zlib/gzip 
compression) that I doubt you'll see it in python, but 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LZW seams to sport a python implementation.

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