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The method employed by the UNIX compression program compress is known as LZC. Files compressed by it are typically given the extension .Z, and GNU tar pipes its data through compress when given the command line option -Z. This program has fallen out of favor due to the popularity of gzip and bzip2.
Compress for Mac OS X
There is also a Mac OS X program for compressing using the P7zip high-performance compression format with the same name but it is completely unrelated with the former.
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