pubic directory = P = pumpkin holder

puff vt.

To decompress data that has been crunched by Huffman coding. At least one widely distributed Huffman decoder program was actually named `PUFF', but these days it is usually packaged with the encoder. Oppose huff, see inflate.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.