What is bzip2?
It is a freely available, patent free, high-quality data compressor. It typically compresses files to within 10% to 15% of the best available techniques, whilst being around twice as fast at compression and six times faster at decompression.
bzip2 is a tool in the Data Compression category of a tech stack.
bzip2 is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to bzip2's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses bzip2?
- It compresses well. So it packs more stuff into your overfull disk drives
- Supports (limited) recovery from media errors