When files are shrunk, we talk about compression. If you save e.g. a bitmap-picture as gif, you probably have a new smaller file. You save room this way, on your local computer, and on the network if the file needs to be moved.
       With text files, you can use e.g. zip.

Concept last updated: 16/09 2003.


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