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GZ files are compressed files created using the gzip compression utility, which was initially created by two software developers to replace and improve on Compress in UNIX. This utility is most commonly used on UNIX and Linux systems. gzip files contain useful information such as the original file name and timestamp, which is handy when a compressed file name has been truncated or the timestamp lost when the file was transferred. GZ compression is often used to compress some elements of web pages to speed up page loading. If you receive GZ files, they can be opened easily with WinZip.
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