Internet file types
- The Internet offers many opportunities for downloading files from a huge number of Internet hosts. These files may have been generated on different computer systems, so before you spend time downloading a file, it is important to understand the type of file you are dealing with. Table I.1 lists many of the common file types you may encounter.INTERNET FILE TYPESA tape archive created by the tar utility.Z = A file created by the compress utility. You must use uncompress to restore the file before you can use it.tar.z = A compressed tape archive file.z = A file created by the pack utility. You must use unpack to restore the file before you can use it.zip = A file created by PKZIP or WinZip. You must unzip the file before you can use it.gz = A file created by the GNU gzip utility. You must decompress the file before you can use it.hqx = A compressed Macintosh file.sit = A Macintosh file compressed by StuffIt.tif/tiff = A graphics file in TIF format.gif = A graphics file in GIF format.htm/html = A Web page in HyperText Markup Language.jpg/jpeg = A graphics file in JPEG format.mpg/mpeg = A video file in MPEG format.txt = A text file.1 = An nroff source file.ps = A PostScript file ready for printing.uue = A uuencoded file. You must use uudecode before you can use the file.uue.z = A compressed uuencoded file.shar = A Usenet newsgroup archive file created by the shar utility.shar.z = A compressed shar file.
Dictionary of networking . 2014.
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