WinGZip - v1.0.0 (Freeware!)
Freeware file compression utility for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003
WinGZip is an small freeware utility for working with files produced by
gzip utility (usually it's files with .gz or .tgz extension) and also create
such files. Main features include the compressing, decompressing and testing
the integrity of gzip files.
The gzip (GNU zip) is an command line driven compression utility with
excellent compression, free from patented algorithms and currently very
popular on the Internet. gzip is not archiving utility, i.e. its can't roll
up several files together. It simply compress the specified file.
The format of the .gz files generated by gzip and their compression
alogrithm (deflate) is described in RFCs (Request For Comments) 1951
and 1952. More information about gzip, you can find on it homepage at gzip.org.
- any system running Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000 or Windows XP.
- less than 0.6 Megabytes of free space on hard disk.
wingzip.exe - 285Kb self-extracted EXE-file
WinGZip is very simple utility and, for this reason, does not demand any
installation utility. Simply unzip all files to any folder and run the
executable file (usually, "wingzip.exe").
After starting the program, on the screen should appear the main program
window with tree pages: "Compress", "Decompress" and "Test". For performance
of any operation, switch onto appropriate page, by clicking on its header or
by pressing a combination of Ctrl+Tab keys. Click on the copyright notice at
right bottom corner of window for visit the program homepage.
Command line parameters
Currently, WinGZip don't support any command line parameters except the name
of file to processing. If you prefer to work with command line, you always
can use the original GZIP utility :).
- v1.0.0 - first public release.
Copyrights and licenses
Copyright © 2002 Irnis Haliullin <email@example.com>
All copyrights to WinGZip are exclusively owned by the author - Irnis
Permission to use, copy, and distribute this software and its documentation
for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above
copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice
and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation. This software
is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.
WinGZip uses the ZLib library written
by Jean-loup Gailly and
If you have any questions or suggestions about WinGZip, please contact by
mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or using
feedback form at http://www.irnis.net/