[TUHS] Why do compress(1) and pack(1) use the .Z / .z extension?
hans at hanshq.net
Fri Nov 27 22:59:06 AEST 2020
I'm trying to find out why compress(1) uses .Z as filename extension.
My theory is that it was inspired by pack(1), which uses the .z extension.
However, I haven't been able to find any info on why pack(1) uses that
extension. Does anyone here know?
Some searching led me to  which is a man page for pack from AUSAM.
It's written by Steve Zucker in 1975, so perhaps the extension is z for
Was Zucker's pack(1) the first, though? This message  talks about a
Does anyone here have any information about this?
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