bzip2 Alternatives

    bzip2 is described as 'file compressor that uses the Burrows–Wheeler algorithm. It is only a compressor for single files and not a full archiver' and is an app in the File Management category. There are five alternatives to bzip2 for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Haiku. The best alternative is DAR, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like bzip2 are gzip (Free, Open Source), XZ Utils (Free, Open Source), zlib (Free, Open Source) and LZ4 (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 14, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • BSD
      dar is a shell command that backs up directory trees and files, taking care of hard links, Extended Attributes, sparse files, MacOS's file forks, any inode type (including Solaris Door inodes), etc.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      GNU Gzip is a software application used for file compression and decompression. It is based on the DEFLATE algorithm, which is a combination of LZ77 and Huffman coding.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Haiku
      XZ Utils is free general-purpose data compression software with high compression ratio. XZ Utils were written for POSIX-like systems, but also work on some not-so-POSIX systems. XZ Utils are the successor to LZMA Utils.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
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      • Blackberry
      zlib is a software library used for data compression. It is an abstraction of the DEFLATE compression algorithm used in gzip file compression program. zlib is also a crucial component of many software platforms including Linux, Mac OS X, and iOS.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • BSD
      It features an extremely fast decoder, with speed in multiple GB/s per core, typically reaching RAM speed limits on multi-core systems.
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