SCO compress LZH
SCO compress LZH refers to a compressed file format that can be created by the SCO Unix version of the
compress utility, as an alternative to the standard compress format. The LZH format usually has a better compression ratio. The
-H option must be used to create such files.
Files begin with signature bytes
Compare to compress (Unix)#Identification.
- GNU gzip can decompress the format.
The man page says "Portions of this code used for Lempel-Ziv-Huffman encoding were based on Rahul Dhesi's Zoo archiver which was adapted from Haruhiko Okumura's ar archiver".
Gzip says "The code in this file is directly derived from the public domain 'ar002' written by Haruhiko Okumura."
Note that Haruhiko Okumura was also involved in the development of LHArc.