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