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CDDIS data file names

by EarthdataForumContributor » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:53 pm America/New_York

What is the meaning of the .Z extension on CDDIS data file names?


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by CDDIS_support_Lori » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:01 pm America/New_York

The .Z indicates the file was compressed using UNIX compression, e.g., the UNIX compress command. Users on UNIX systems can use the command uncompress to expand the file. Users on non-UNIX systems can consult the gzip web site. Note that ftp transfers of compressed files must be performed using binary mode.

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