zip file ⇝


<tool, compression, file format>

1. To create a compressed archive (a "zip file") from one or more files using PKWare's PKZIP or a compatible archiver. Its use is spreading from MS-DOS now that portable implementations of the algorithm have been written.

zip is also the name of a Unix archiving utility compatible with PKZIP. unzip is the corresponding de-archiver.

See also gzip, tar and feather.

Last updated: 1996-08-26


2. Zip Drive.

[Jargon File]

<functional programming>

3. zip function.

Nearby terms:

Zilog Z8000Zilog Z80000Zilog Z80AzipZipcodeZip discZip disk

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