Built: about 10 years ago
Size: 668 KB
Home page: http://www.bzip.org/
Summary: Extremely powerful file compression utility
bzip2 is a freely available, patent-free, high quality 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 (such as gzip), and approaches the
performance of the PPM family of statistical compressors. bzip2 is
by far not the fastest compression utility, but it does strike a
balance between speed and compression capability.
The command-line options are deliberately very similar to those of
GNU Gzip, but they are not identical.
List of contributors:
- Disabled symbol versioning.2011-02-07 Dmitry V. Levin 1:1.0.6-alt2
- Rebuilt for debuginfo.2010-09-20 Dmitry V. Levin 1:1.0.6-alt1
- Updated to 1.0.6 (fixes CVE-2010-0405).