high-quality block-sorting file compressor - utilities
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Bzip2 is a freely available, patent free, data compressor.

bzip2 compresses files using the Burrows-Wheeler block-sorting text compression algorithm, and Huffman coding. Compression is generally considerably better than that achieved by more conventional LZ77/LZ78-based compressors, and approaches the performance of the PPM family of statistical compressors.

The archive file format of bzip2 (.bz2) is incompatible with that of its predecessor, bzip (.bz).
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daeme 11 years ago

Slow but in very few scenarios much better than gzip. doesnt profit from multicore/muliprocessor environments. consider to use pbzip2 instead on those.

Germmare 11 years ago

MyWorld is too fast for this...