Compression

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* [[DUPA]] (Amiga FileImploder Clone)
 
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* [[Oodle Data Compression]]
 
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== Transparent file compression ==
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(An obsolete technique in which a background process hooks into the OS and decompresses files transparently when they are read. ''Compression'' is usually done manually. The line between this and ''Disk compression'' can be blurry.)
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== Disk compression ==
 
== Disk compression ==
(Disk compression software and the like, excluding filesystem formats.)
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(Transparent disk compression software and the like, excluding filesystem formats.)
  
 
* [[DiskDoubler]]  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:01, 10 February 2020

File Format
Name Compression
Ontology

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[edit] Stream compression formats

A stream format takes a stream of bytes, and outputs a different, hopefully smaller, stream of bytes. These compression formats are often used internally in other data structures to compress data, as well as in network protocols, such as http. Used stand-alone, a stream compression format does not offer archiving capability, however in the UNIX doctrine, an archiver like tar can be combined with an archive format to produce a proper compressed archive.

[edit] Compression algorithms and compressed data formats

(excluding formats usually used as file formats)

[edit] Graphics compression

See Graphics#Compression for compression formats used primarily with graphics.

[edit] Specific file formats/programs

(multi-file compressors are in Archiving)

[edit] Transparent file compression

(An obsolete technique in which a background process hooks into the OS and decompresses files transparently when they are read. Compression is usually done manually. The line between this and Disk compression can be blurry.)

[edit] Disk compression

(Transparent disk compression software and the like, excluding filesystem formats.)

For filesystem formats that feature compression, see Filesystem.

[edit] Executable compression

See Executable compression.

[edit] See also

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