Package pixz

Parallel indexed xz compressor

Pixz (pronounced pixie) is a parallel, indexing version of xz.

** pixz vs xz

The existing XZ Utils provide great compression in the .xz file format, but
they produce just one big block of compressed data. Pixz instead produces a
collection of smaller blocks which makes random access to the original data
possible. This is especially useful for large tarballs.

** Differences to xz

* Automatically indexes tarballs during compression.
* Supports parallel decompression, which xz does not.
* Defaults to using all available CPU cores, while xz defaults to using
only one core.
* Provides -i and -o command line options to specify input and output file.
General Commands
Command Description
pixz parallel, indexed xz compressor