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A Program for Compressing Files

The xz command is a very powerful program for compressing files.

* Average compression ratio of LZMA is about 30% better than that of
gzip, and 15% better than that of bzip2.

* Decompression speed is only little slower than that of gzip, being
two to five times faster than bzip2.

* In fast mode, compresses faster than bzip2 with a comparable
compression ratio.

* Achieving the best compression ratios takes four to even twelve
times longer than with bzip2. However. this doesn't affect
decompressing speed.

* Very similar command line interface to what gzip and bzip2 have.

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Source Files (show merged sources derived from linked package)
Filename Size Changed Actions
baselibs.conf 0000000091 91 Bytes almost 8 years
xz-5.2.3.tar.gz 0001490665 1.42 MB over 2 years
xz-5.2.3.tar.gz.sig 0000000565 565 Bytes over 2 years
xz.changes 0000019907 19.4 KB about 2 years
xz.keyring 0000003239 3.16 KB almost 6 years
xz.spec 0000005734 5.6 KB about 2 years
xznew 0000004671 4.56 KB over 3 years
xznew.1 0000000954 954 Bytes over 3 years
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