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Compression and Archive Formats
Mathematica automatically handles all standard compression and archive formats.
Common Formats
"ZIP" Windows ZIP archive (.zip)
"GZIP" Unix gzip compression (.gz)
"TAR" Unix tar archive (.tar)
"BZIP2" bzip2 compression format (.bz2)
Encoding Formats
"Base64" Base64 ASCII encoding
"UUE" Unix uuencode format (.uue, .enc)
Serialization Formats
"WDX" Wolfram optimized data exchange format (.wdx)
"MX" Mathematica serialized package (.mx)
    
Common Elements
"Files" — names of available files
"Elements" — all available elements
    
FileHash compute MD5 and other hash codes for files
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