Package: bzip2 (1.0.8-2) [debports]
Links for bzip2
- Homepage [sourceware.org]
high-quality block-sorting file compressor - utilities
bzip2 is a freely available, patent free, 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, 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).
Other Packages Related to bzip2
- dep: libbz2-1.0 (= 1.0.8-2)
- high-quality block-sorting file compressor library - runtime
- sug: bzip2-doc
- high-quality block-sorting file compressor - documentation