About the .Z file extension

The .Z (capital Z) file extension is not the same as the .z (lowercase z) file extension.

Files that end with the extension .Z are normally Unix compressed. To uncompress them, use the appropriate program from the following table:

Operating system Program to use
Windows 7-Zip
macOS Built-in Archive Utility
Unix and Linux
compress (enter uncompress filename.Z, where filename is the name of your file)

At Indiana University, for personal or departmental Linux or Unix systems support, see Get help for Linux or Unix at IU.

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