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.

Source Files
Filename Size Changed
baselibs.conf 0000000091 91 Bytes about 9 years
xz-5.2.2.tar.gz 0001464228 1.4 MB about 5 years
xz-5.2.2.tar.gz.sig 0000000543 543 Bytes about 5 years
xz.changes 0000018273 17.8 KB over 4 years
xz.keyring 0000003239 3.16 KB about 7 years
xz.spec 0000004624 4.52 KB over 4 years
xznew 0000004671 4.56 KB about 5 years
xznew.1 0000000954 954 Bytes about 5 years
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