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.TAR.BZ2 File Extension

File TypeCompressed Tarball File

DeveloperThe GNU Project
4.0 (2 Votes)
CategoryCompressed Files

What is a TAR.BZ2 file?

TAR archive compressed with the BZ2 compression algorithm; contains one or more compressed files; commonly used for Linux software package distributions.

More Information

The BZ2 compression algorithm incorporates the Burrows-Wheeler compression algorithm as well as Run-Length Encoding (RLE) for high levels of compression. .TAR files are compressed using this algorithm much like .TAR.GZ files.

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Updated 8/24/2015

About TAR.BZ2 Files

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