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 . '''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_compression|Data compression]]''' involves encoding information using fewer bits than the original representation (reducing size).  . '''[[WikiPedia:Data_compression|Data compression]]''' involves encoding information using fewer bits than the original representation (reducing size).
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This page is about [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lossless_compression|lossless]], general purpose file compression tools.
This page is about [[WikiPedia:Lossless_compression|lossless]], general purpose file compression tools.
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Many [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_archive_formats|archive file format]] exist. These command line tools are able to manipulate most file formats: Many [[WikiPedia:List_of_archive_formats|archive file format]] exist. These command line tools are able to manipulate most file formats:
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== See Also ==
 * TarBall

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  • Data compression involves encoding information using fewer bits than the original representation (reducing size).

This page is about lossless, general purpose file compression tools.

Graphical

The following packages provide graphical interfaces to work with most compressed files:

Command line

Many archive file format exist. These command line tools are able to manipulate most file formats:

To work with a specific file type/extension:

See also CategoryFileFormat

See Also


TODO: merge some pages from CategoryCompression TODO: redirect CategoryCompression here


CategorySoftware CategoryCompression CategoryCommandLineInterface