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Pet files

PET (Puppy's Extra Treats) adopted in Puppy version 2.14 and later, is used to add extra software. Pets are available from the Puppy Package Management system. Click on a downloaded Pet file to install software.

File Contents
Pets are tarballs, just like '.tar.gz' files, with a MD5sum appended on the end. The in-built MD5sum is handy, as the file can be checked for integrity after being downloaded. They are used for packaging programs designed or compiled for Puppy and provide desktop icons, menu info etc specific to Puppy. Tarball files have a .tar extension. Or tar.gz if compressed with gzip. Pet files on the other hand have a .pet extension.

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