.TAR.BZ2 File Extension
File TypeCompressed Tarball File
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.
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.