The Z file type is primarily associated with 'UNIX'.Unix compressed file. Often found in combination with tar=taz (modified Lempel-Ziv compression) (Unix SysV pack)Typically lower case on *nix systems.
Compressed file used to store, or "pack," files on Unix-based machines; incorporates a simple compression algorithm that is used to archive files and save disk space; can be decompressed on a Unix system by typing uncompress filename .z, where "filename .z" is the name of the file to decompress.Z files have mostly been replaced by GNUzip compression, which creates .GZ files. Unix users can use the znew utility to recompress Z files to GZ files.
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MIME type : application/x-compress, application/x-compressed, application/gzip, application/x-gzip, application/z, application/x-z