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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).
BZDIFF(1) BZDIFF(1) NAME bzcmp, bzdiff - compare bzip2 compressed files SYNOPSIS bzcmp [ cmp_options ] file1 [ file2 ] bzdiff [ diff_options ] file1 [ file2 ] DESCRIPTION Bzcmp and bzdiff are used to invoke the cmp or the diff pro‐ gram on bzip2 compressed files. All options specified are passe more»
BZGREP(1) BZGREP(1) NAME bzgrep, bzfgrep, bzegrep - search possibly bzip2 compressed files for a regular expression SYNOPSIS bzgrep [ grep_options ] [ -e ] pattern filename... bzegrep [ egrep_options ] [ -e ] pattern filename... bzfgrep [ fgrep_options ] [ -e ] pattern filename... DESCRIPTION Bzgrep more»
BZEXE(1) BZEXE(1) NAME bzexe - compress executable files in place SYNOPSIS bzexe [ name ... ] DESCRIPTION The bzexe utility allows you to compress executables in place and have them automatically uncompress and execute when you run them (at a penalty in performance). For example if you execute ` more»
bzip2(1) bzip2(1) NAME bzip2, bunzip2 - more»
BZMORE(1) BZMORE(1) NAME bzmore, bzless - more»
bzip2 (1.0.6-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream version 1.0.6 * Debian source format is 3. more»
This package (bzip2) was created by Philippe Troin <email@example.com>. It is currently mantained by Ani more»