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.BZ2 File Extension

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File TypeBzip2 Compressed File
DeveloperJulian Seward
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CategoryCompressed Files
File Format Description

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.

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

Program(s) that open .BZ2 files
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Updated 7/22/2015