XZ Utils Alternatives

    XZ Utils is described as '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' and is an app in the File Management category. There are six alternatives to XZ Utils for Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Blackberry. The best alternative is DAR, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like XZ Utils are Info-ZIP (Free, Open Source), gzip (Free, Open Source), zlib (Free, Open Source) and bzip2 (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 5, 2021

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      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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      Info-ZIP is a set of open-source software to handle ZIP archives. It has been in circulation since 1989.

      Discontinued

      No updates since 2008

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      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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      gzip vs XZ Utils opinions
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      dody Faster compressions/decompression, uses less memory
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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