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What does "mz" mean in a Cisco IOS Filename

I know that there is some significant meaning to the files that Have a mz in then. Example would be:c2600-is-mz.122-12a.bin.

What does the mz stand for or signify in this instance?

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Re: What does "mz" mean in a Cisco IOS Filename

Kevin

The "m" means the image runs from RAM.

The "z" means the image is zip compressed.

See this link for full details -

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_2/configfun/configuration/guide/fcf008.html#wp1026053

Jon

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