.BZ File Extension

Bzip Compressed File

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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.

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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

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