Another compressing and uncompressing utility, MacGZip specializes in GNU ZIP files. If you have your browser's MIME types configured as below and you specify that MacGZip is the application to launch after receiving a .gz or .zip file, then MacGZip will uncompress the file for you. StuffIt Expander will provide the same functionality if you have also installed DropStuff w/ Expander Enhancer.
The added benefit of MacGZip is its ability to create GNU ZIP files as well as uncompress them. So if you have a need to create such files, then MacGZip is a utility for you.
MIME type: application/x-compressed
Filename extensions: .gz or .zip
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