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About Archivers

What is Compression?

Compression is another form of file manipulation which will overall compact the size of the file. It is in some ways a type of encryption; however, compression does not require an input key (password).

Why Compress Files?

Compression is very widely used everywhere, especially over the internet, because it makes transitions faster. Streaming audio, MP3's, & pictures are all encoded using some type of compression which enables you to receive them faster.

When to use Compression

Compression is used when you want to send a file, particularly large ones over the internet because it will drastically reduce the required time to do so. You can also use compression to save disk space.

What can be Compressed?

Files that are completely intact can be compressed. Folders and files under system supervision may not be modified.

How to Compress Files

Step1: Uninstall any other Archivers
Step2: Install Desired Archiving Package
Step3: Issuing the Command
You will be able to utilize the program via your console terminal. The instructional command to compress a file is zip:[File Path]



What is Decompression?

Decompression is the reversal of Compression, returning a file to a deflated state.

Why Decompress Files?

Without decompression you would not be able to access compressed files.

What can be Decompressed?

Files that are completely intact and compressed can be decompressed. Folders and files under system supervision may not be modified.

How to Decompress Files

Step1: Uninstall any other Archivers
Step2: Install Desired Archiving Package
Step3: Issuing the Command
You will be able to utilize the program via your console terminal. The instructional command to decompress a file is unzip:[File Path]