Compression

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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.

Compression algorithms and compressed data formats

(excluding formats usually used as file formats)

Graphics compression

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

Specific file formats/programs

(multi-file compressors are in Archiving)

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