Squeeze It

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File Format
Name Squeeze It
Ontology
Extension(s) .sqz
Released Possibly 1992[1]
Not to be confused with Squeeze, a single-file compression format for CP/M released around 1981.

Squeeze It, sometimes shortened to SQZ, is an early-1990s archival/compression program for DOS, written by Jonas I. Hammarberg[2]. It creates files with the extension ".sqz" (".SQZ" with DOS naming conventions). It was a minor contender in the "archiver wars"[3] of the 1980s and 1990s.

Identification

Squeeze It archives start with ASCII HLSQZ.[4]

Software

References

  1. Earliest version listed in http://www.manmrk.net/tutorials/compress/downloads/2all210.zip → WHATSNEW.DOC
  2. http://www.manmrk.net/tutorials/compress/downloads/sqz1083e.exe → SQZ.DOC
  3. Name from http://www.manmrk.net/tutorials/compress/downloads/2all210.zip → 2ALL.DOC
  4. http://www.manmrk.net/tutorials/compress/downloads/sqz1083e.exe → TECH.ENG
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