Alternatives to bzip2 for all platforms with any license

  • 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 Windows Linux BSD

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Blackberry

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