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July 12, 2016updated 22 Sep 2016 12:47pm

What is ZIP?

Zips are quite useful, and not just when it comes to clothing.


ZIP is a type of file first released in 1989 and that supports lossless data compression. ZIP files are usually presented as .zip or .zipx.

ZIP was developed by American computer programmer Philip Walter Katz as part of his software company, Pkware, own software development.

The Uniform Type Identifier (UTI) of ZIP files is, while the standards used in the product are APPNOTE, also invented by Pkware and the ISO/IEC 21320-1:2015 (a subset of ZIP file format 6.3.3).

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