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Package bzip2

File compression utility


Bzip2 is a freely available, patent-free, high quality data compressor.
Bzip2 compresses files to within 10 to 15 percent of the capabilities
of the best techniques available. However, bzip2 has the added benefit
of being approximately two times faster at compression and six times
faster at decompression than those techniques. Bzip2 is not the
fastest compression utility, but it does strike a balance between speed
and compression capability.

Install bzip2 if you need a compression utility.

Version: 1.0.8

General Commands

bunzip2 alias for bzip2
bzcat alias for bzip2
bzcmp alias for bzdiff
bzdiff compare bzip2 compressed files
bzegrep alias for bzgrep
bzfgrep alias for bzgrep
bzgrep search possibly bzip2 compressed files for a regular expression
bzip2 bzip2 compresses files using the Burrows-Wheeler block sorting text compression algorithm, and Huffman coding.
bzip2recover alias for bzip2
bzless alias for bzmore
bzmore file perusal filter for crt viewing of bzip2 compressed text