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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 a File Compressor 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 LZ4, Info-ZIP, gzip and zlib.

XZ Utils alternatives are mainly File Compressors but may also be File Archivers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of XZ Utils.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • Haiku

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    DAR

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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  2. LZ4

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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    Info-ZIP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

    ⚫︎ PortableInfo-ZIP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ LightweightInfo-ZIP consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    No updates since 2008

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    gzip

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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    Faster compressions/decompression, uses less memory

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    zlib

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Blackberry

    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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  6. bzip2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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