Package xz

LZMA compression utilities

XZ Utils are an attempt to make LZMA compression easy to use on free (as in
freedom) operating systems. This is achieved by providing tools and libraries
which are similar to use than the equivalents of the most popular existing
compression algorithms.

LZMA is a general purpose compression algorithm designed by Igor Pavlov as
part of 7-Zip. It provides high compression ratio while keeping the
decompression speed fast.

General Commands
Command Description
xz Compress or decompress .xz and .lzma files
xzdec Small .xz and .lzma decompressors
xzdiff compare compressed files
xzgrep search compressed files for a regular expression
xzless view xz or lzma compressed (text) files
xzmore view xz or lzma compressed (text) files