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Invention of ZIP File Format

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ZIP File Format was created by Phil Katz in 1989 and it was first implemented in PKWARE, Inc’s PKZIP utility. This file format is mainly used on Windows-based PCs which is used for both compression and archiving. In this format, multiple files can be reduced in size inside a single zip file.  It is one of the first file formats that supports archive splitting. It means that a zip file can be split into multiple parts.

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