bzip2

high-quality block-sorting file compressor - utilities

bzip2 is a freely available, patent free, high-quality data compressor. It typically compresses files to within 10% to 15% of the best available techniques, whilst being around twice as fast at compression and six times faster at decompression. . 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).

Suggests:

Depends:

Replaces:

  • libbz2
  • /bin/bunzip2
  • /bin/bzcat
  • /bin/bzcmp
  • /bin/bzdiff
  • /bin/bzegrep
  • /bin/bzexe
  • /bin/bzfgrep
  • /bin/bzgrep
  • /bin/bzip2
  • /bin/bzip2recover
  • /bin/bzless
  • /bin/bzmore
  • /usr/share/doc/bzip2/changelog.Debian.gz
  • /usr/share/doc/bzip2/changelog.gz
  • /usr/share/doc/bzip2/copyright
  • /usr/share/man/man1/bunzip2.1.gz
  • /usr/share/man/man1/bzcat.1.gz
  • /usr/share/man/man1/bzcmp.1.gz
  • /usr/share/man/man1/bzdiff.1.gz
  • /usr/share/man/man1/bzegrep.1.gz
  • /usr/share/man/man1/bzexe.1.gz
  • /usr/share/man/man1/bzfgrep.1.gz
  • /usr/share/man/man1/bzgrep.1.gz
  • /usr/share/man/man1/bzip2.1.gz
  • /usr/share/man/man1/bzip2recover.1.gz
  • /usr/share/man/man1/bzless.1.gz
  • /usr/share/man/man1/bzmore.1.gz