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.BZ2 File Extension

File TypeBzip2 Compressed File

DeveloperJulian Seward
4.1 (41 Votes)
CategoryCompressed Files

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

Updated 10/25/2016

About BZ2 Files

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