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Re: Suggested file extension for tar lzip

From: Vanessa McHale
Subject: Re: Suggested file extension for tar lzip
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 08:23:55 -0600
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I've only seen .tar.lz in the wild.

Vanessa McHale

On 1/18/20 6:26 AM, Joel May wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm working on adding lzip support to Duplicati in the form of .tar.lz files. 
>  I need to shorten the file extension down to a single segment.  Is there an 
> official recommendation for what that file extension should be?  Following 
> convention set by other formats (e.g. tgz, txz), it would be tlz.  Some 
> places on the internet (i.e. Wikipedia) list tlz as "plain" tar LZMA, so that 
> could cause confusion.
> --Joel May
> Cite: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7z#Limitations
> Cite: 
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_archive_formats#Archiving_and_compression

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