See also: Zip
The extension of the compressed files with this software is generally
The algorithmThe algorithm bzip2 uses the Transformée of Burrows-Wheeler with the Codage of Huffman. The compression ratio is better than that of the traditional tool Gzip and tends to replace it for the distribution of UNIX software.
bunzip2 is the order making it possible to decompress the files .bz2, following the example gunzip for the .gz files.
bzip2 is used jointly with GNU tar for the compressed files tarball: tar cjvf monfichier.tar .bz2 fichier1 fichier2 repertory tar xjvf monfichier.tar .bz2
dbzip2, pbzip2 and bzip2smp are parallel implementations of bzip2.
- Data compression
- List of software of data compression
- Comparative Official site
- of the performances of various methods of compression of files
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