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LZX

LZX is the name of a file archiver with a LZ77 family compression algorithm of the same name, invented by Jonathan Forbes and Tomi Poutanen.

LZX was publicly released as an Amiga file archiver in 1995, while the authors were studying at the University of Waterloo in Canada. In 1997, Jonathan went to work for Microsoft, and Microsoft's cabinet archiver was enhanced to include the LZX compression method.

The unlzx program can unpack Amiga LZX archives. The cabextract program can unpack Microsoft cabinet files using the LZX method.

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