Alternatives to bzip2 for all platforms with any license

  • 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.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Linux Haiku

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  • LZ4

    Lossless compression algorithm, providing compression speed at 400 MB/s per core, scalable with multi-cores CPU.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD

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