compression program with a very high compression ratio
A compression program that can achieve very high compression
ratios and speed when used with large files. It uses the combined
compression algorithms of zpaq and lzma for maximum compression, lzo
for maximum speed, and the long range redundancy reduction of rzip.
It is designed to scale with increases with RAM size, improving
compression further. A choice of either size or speed optimizations
allows for either better compression than even lzma can provide, or
better speed than gzip, but with bzip2 sized compression levels.
All files created with lrzip 0.6x are not backward compatible with versions
prior to 0.60. v0.6x can read files generated with earlier versions.
Con Kolivas March 2011.
All files created with lrzip 0.5x are not backward compatible with versions
prior to 0.50. v0.50 can read earlier generated files.
Files created with lrzip 0.41 and select
The first comparison is that of a linux kernel tarball (2.6.37). In all cases
the default options were used. 4 other common compression apps were used for
comparison, 7z which is an excellent all-round lzma based compression app,
gzip which is the benchmark fast standard that has good compression, and bzip2
which is the most common linux used compression. xz was included for
Long Range ZIP or Lzma RZIP
This is a compression program optimised for large files. The larger the file
and the more memory you have, the better the compression advantage this will
provide, especially once the files are larger than 100MB. The advantage can
be chosen to be either size (much smaller than bzip2) or speed (much faster
Quick lowdown of the most used optio
An explanation of the revised lzo_compresses function in stream.c.
The modifications to the lrzip p
This is an updated LZMA library wrapper provided with SDK 4.63.
The SDK is available h
README for Memory Allocation Debugging
If it is necessary or desired to debug the memory allocation
LRUNZIP.1(1) User Contributed Perl Documentation LRUNZIP.1(1)
lrunzip - Uncomp
LRZCAT.1(1) User Contributed Perl Documentation LRZCAT.1(1)
lrzcat - Uncompr
Browse inside lrzip_0.608-2_kfreebsd-i386.deb