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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 a File Compressor 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 LZ4, gzip, XZ Utils and zlib.

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bzip2 is a file compressor that uses the Burrows–Wheeler algorithm. It is only a compressor for single files and not a full...

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    DAR

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    8 alternatives to DAR 

    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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    1.  Incremental BackupDAR supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
    • LZ4

      • Mac
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      14 alternatives to LZ4 

      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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      gzip

      • Linux
      • BSD
      20 alternatives to gzip 

      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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      XZ Utils

      • Linux
      • Haiku
      6 alternatives to XZ Utils 

      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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      zlib

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      • Blackberry
      12 alternatives to zlib 

      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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