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Package: bzip2 (1.0.8-2) [debports]

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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).

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ppc64 (unofficial port) 48.4 kB333.0 kB [list of files]