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Re: [vox-tech] OT: gzip support on windows/mac
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Re: [vox-tech] OT: gzip support on windows/mac

On Wed 29 Nov 06, 11:22 AM, Henry House <hajhouse@houseag.com> said:
> I have a question for those of you who use non-unix operating systems
> regularly. How good is support for gzip-format archives? If I were to
> e-mail a gzip-compressed file to a typical windows user, would they
> likely be able decompress it using typically installed software? What
> about bzip2?
> I have the same question about macs as well, though I can guess the
> answer because I know that the current mac OS is a unix variant.

Henry, winzip can decompress .gz, .Z, .tar, and .bz2.

The only provisio is that it can't *create* these files.

I think pretty much everyone has winzip.  You can download it for free, and
I don't think the demo expires.  It just nags.

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