.GZ File Extension for GNU ZIP Compressed Files
File extension GZ is used for GNU ZIP compressed files. A GNU ZIP sample file is provided. Free software for creating and opening GNU ZIP files are listed.
File Extension: .GZ
MIME Type: application/x-gzip
File Content: Compressed files
What is GZ? GZ is a short name for GZIP (GNU zip), a file format created originally by Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler in 1992.
Some technical notes on GZIP file format:
GZ is the file extension for GZIP files.
GZIP files are binary files. Here are the first 64 bytes of a sample GZIP file dumped in HEX values:
1f 8b 08 08 a0 b3 10 41 00 00 73 61 6d 70 6c 65 .......A..sample 2e 65 78 65 00 ed 3a 7f 78 53 d7 75 57 96 1c 04 .exe....xS.uW... 18 24 56 1b dc c4 24 a2 81 e2 80 31 3f 0c 29 8e ..V........1.... 70 83 83 65 4c 63 81 40 c6 c6 e3 87 23 24 99 27 p..eLc..........
"0x1f8b" seems to be the magic number used to identify GZIP files.
GZIP sample file: Click sample.gz to download.
GZIP files can be created and decompressed by free compression software:
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