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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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    • Faster compressions/decompression, uses less memory dodyNov 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Info-ZIP

    Info-ZIP is a set of open-source software to handle ZIP archives. It has been in circulation since 1989. It consists of 4 separately-installable packages: the Zip and...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued No updates since 2008
  • 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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  • bzip2

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

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

  • 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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