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.BZ2 File Extension

File TypeBzip2 Compressed File

DeveloperJulian Seward
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CategoryCompressed Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

What is a BZ2 file?

Compressed archive created by bzip2, a file compression program often found on Unix-based systems; incorporates the Burrows-Wheeler compression algorithm as well as Run-Length Encoding (RLE) for high levels of compression; often used for Linux software package distributions.

More Information

The bzip2 software is available in a source code format on the bzip2 website and can be compiled on Windows systems.

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Programs that open BZ2 files
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Corel WinZip 21
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
WinRAR 5
PeaZip
7-Zip
Mac
Apple Archive Utility
Corel WinZip Mac 5
Incredible Bee Archiver
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
The Unarchiver
bzip2
Linux
bzip2
PeaZip
Android
File Viewer for Android
RARLAB RAR
Updated 10/25/2016

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