I'm decompressing a file with a .gzip extension and then re-compressing it using 7Zip. When re-compressed though it has a .gz extension.

Are a .gz and .gzip extension the same thing?


They are, but .gz is by far the more conventional extension to use.

  • How it is more "convenient"?
    – RichieHH
    Sep 6 '18 at 14:12
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    @RichardRiley I said "conventional", not "convenient", but it is 2 chars more convenient as well.
    – jjlin
    Sep 7 '18 at 4:39
  • I had my blinkers on! Apologies.
    – RichieHH
    Sep 7 '18 at 8:15

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