ZOO

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File Format
Name ZOO
Ontology
Extension(s) .zoo
PRONOM x-fmt/269

ZOO was one of the many competing archive formats in the 1980s, and was based on the LZW compression system. It had some popularity with Open/VMS and Amiga systems, but didn't ultimately win out over ZIP.

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Identification

Files have bytes DC A7 C4 FD at offset 20.

Compression

There are three known compression algorithms: 0 is uncompressed; 1 is LZW, also called "LZD"; 2 is "LZH".

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