ARC (Internet Archive)

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== References ==
== References ==
* [ Documentation in Internet Archive site]
* [ Documentation in Internet Archive site]
* [ ARC_IA, Internet Archive ARC file format, from Library of Congress resource on Sustainability of Digital Formats]

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File Formats > Electronic File Formats > Compression > ARC (Internet Archive)
File Format
Name ARC (Internet Archive)
Extension(s) .arc

The Internet Archive ARC format is different from and not compatible with the better-known ARC format popular on bulletin board systems in the 1980s. It consists of a series of uncompressed files or data streams (taken directly as received from the Web or another source) combined in a single file with headers giving the original location (URL) from which the data was retrieved, and the archive date.

The Internet Archive ARC format has a successor format, WARC.


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