Data Compression


Criteria

Survey Formats

Basics

Compression Methods

Data Formats

Files

BZIP2

Compression

Data Structure

Data Integrity

Applications

GZIP

ZIP

Audio Data

Image Data

Video Data


Glossary

Index


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BZIP2: Applications


Julian Seward provides a command line application for Unix (Linux, BSD) and Windows. Additionally a large variety of other operating systems are supported by the freeware project maintained by him. His webpages provide corresponding links.


Beyond that, BZIP2 is specified as a part of the "ZIP Application Notes" as published by PKWARE. Several applications support BZIP2 or ZIP files with BZIP2 as a compression method, at least for decoding.



Application Enc Dec Annotation
bzip2
bunzip2
yes yes by Julian Seward; Freeware; Open Source; command line version; bases on libbzip2; only BZIP2 file format; see external link BZIP2
7-Zip yes yes by Igor Pavlov; Freeware; Open Source; supports both BZIP2 file format and BZIP2 within ZIP; see external link 7-Zip
StuffIt 8.5 yes yes supports both BZIP2 file format and BZIP2 within ZIP
WinRAR 3.41 no yes no support for BZIP2 within ZIP ("unknown method")
WinZip 9.0 no yes only decoding within ZIP; no support for BZIP file format


Arbitrary plattforms may be supported easily because all substantial functions are available in the ANSI-C library libbzip2.


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