Bzip2

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Category

Development, Library, Compression

Description

bzip2 is a free and open-source file compression program that uses the Burrows–Wheeler algorithm. It only compresses single files and is not a file archiver. It is developed and maintained by Julian Seward. Seward made the first public release of bzip2, version 0.15, in July 1996. The compressor's stability and popularity grew over the next several years, and Seward released version 1.0 in late 2000.

Available versions

Legacy versions Supported versions New versions
1.0.6

Environment modules

Version Module load command Additional modules loaded automatically
1.0.6 module load gcc/4.8.2 bzip2/1.0.6

License information

BSD-style license

Links

http://www.bzip.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bzip2