file compression utility

file compression utility

[′fīl kəm‚presh·ən yü‚til·əd·ē]
(computer science)
A utility program that encodes files so that they take up less space in storage. Also known as file compression program.
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File compression utility WinZip (www.winzip.com), is a shareware case in point.
The new version also includes the bonus that it has been reduced in size from the previous version by over 1Mb, also a new file compression utility has been added.
So does the excellent shareware file compression utility PKZIP.