Compression and Archive Formats

The Wolfram Language 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

"WXF" binary-serialized Wolfram Language expressions (.wxf)

"WDX" Wolfram optimized data exchange format (.wdx)

"MX" Wolfram Language serialized package (.mx)


Common Elements

"Files" names of available files

"Elements" all available elements

Creating & Extracting Archives

CreateArchive create an archive file from a directory of files

ExtractArchive extract a directory of files from an archive file

FileHash compute MD5 and other hash codes for files