Compress text online

About Compress text online tool

Make a file size smaller when you compress. File size can be cut in half. Zipping a file is an example of compression.

Compress is a Unix based compress program. Once a file is compressed using Compress, you can restore the file to its original state with the uncompress utility. Uncompress restores attributes of a compressed file. 

The algorithm used for the compress utility dates back from work done in the 1980s. In computer science data compression refers to encoding using fewer computing resourse bits than the original.  Compression can be lossy or lossless with lossless compression involving no loss of information.  Lossy compression identifies unnecessary information and removes it. 

Compression reduces resources usage such as storage space. You must decompress compressed data before you can use it. The decompression takes extra processing. Resources are needed to both compress and decompress. For the phrase “This is input text.” You will see eNoLycgsVgChvILSEoWS1IoSPQBFZgb4 as the compressed result in the Output area.

Note that you can compress and decompress with this utility based on what you choose from the drop down menu. Data compression can be helpful in communication as it lets you store the same amount of data in fewer bits. Backup utilities and database management are two types of data often compressed.