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.BZ File Extension

File TypeBzip Compressed File

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CategoryCompressed Files
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Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a BZ file?

File archive compressed with Bzip compression; often created on Unix systems with the standard bzip utility; incorporates the Burrows-Wheeler algorithm as well as Run-Length Encoding (RLE), which compresses better than Gzip (.GZIP files), although it does not compress as quickly.

More Information

Bzip archives can be extracted with a variety of decompression utilities, including Bunzip and bzip2, which are included with most Linux installations.

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Programs that open BZ files
Windows
Corel WinZip 21
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
WinRAR 5
7-Zip
Mac
Apple Archive Utility
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
The Unarchiver
Linux
bzip2
Updated 9/9/2015

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