z A Z file is a compressed Unix file that individuals use to make small files that use Unix or Linux operating system. A Z file is used when an individual has a lot of files that need to be created into one archived file. A Z file creates an organized file of multiple files. A Z file can be viewed through BitZipper, WenRAR, WinZip, Bandizip, PeaZip, and PowerArchiver. A Z file allows any compression method to be used.
tbz2 .bz2 is the filename extension associated with the bzip2 data compression format. It is an open source data compression and decompression tool developed by Julian Seward in 1996. The compression and decompression format is cross platform compatible and comes bundled with versions of Linux and UNIX. The latest of Bzip2 exists as an open source library for download and customization. Earlier versions have executables that can be run directly on Microsoft Windows.