all options
squeeze  ] [  wheezy  ] [  jessie  ] [  stretch  ] [  sid  ]
[ Source: xz-utils  ]

Package: xz-utils (5.1.1alpha+20120614-2.1)

Links for xz-utils


Debian Resources:

Download Source Package xz-utils:


External Resources:

Similar packages:

XZ-format compression utilities

XZ is the successor to the Lempel-Ziv/Markov-chain Algorithm compression format, which provides memory-hungry but powerful compression (often better than bzip2) and fast, easy decompression.

This package provides the command line tools for working with XZ compression, including xz, unxz, xzcat, xzgrep, and so on. They can also handle the older LZMA format, and if invoked via appropriate symlinks will emulate the behavior of the commands in the lzma package.

The XZ format is similar to the older LZMA format but includes some improvements for general use:

 * 'file' magic for detecting XZ files;
 * crc64 data integrity check;
 * limited random-access reading support;
 * improved support for multithreading (not used in xz-utils);
 * support for flushing the encoder.

Tags: Implemented in: C, User Interface: Command Line, Role: role::program, scope::utility, Purpose: Checking, Compressing, use::storing, works-with::archive, Works with: Files

Other Packages Related to xz-utils

  • depends
  • recommends
  • suggests
  • enhances

Download xz-utils

Download for all available architectures
Architecture Package Size Installed Size Files
amd64 213.8 kB429.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 210.8 kB425.0 kB [list of files]
armel 212.1 kB423.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 211.8 kB411.0 kB [list of files]
i386 218.4 kB435.0 kB [list of files]
mips 216.3 kB444.0 kB [list of files]
mipsel 216.3 kB444.0 kB [list of files]
powerpc 214.0 kB547.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64el 211.8 kB548.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 213.6 kB437.0 kB [list of files]