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File TypeBzip Compressed Archive

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File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

File archive compressed with Bzip, a file compression tool included with some Unix systems; combines Run-Length Encoding (RLE) with the Burrows-Wheeler compression algorithm; slower than .GZIP compression, but compresses files more.

More Information

NOTE: Bzip has been replaced by the newer Bzip2 compression algorithm. Bzip2 files typically have a .BZ2 or .BZIP2 file extension.

Programs that open BZIP files
Windows
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
Corel WinZip 20
WinRAR 5
Bzip
Mac
Apple Archive Utility
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Linux
bzip
bunzip
Updated 11/29/2008