.TBZ2 File Extension

Bzip2-Compressed TAR File

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What is a TBZ2 file?

A TBZ2 file is a .TAR archive that has been compressed using bzip2 compression. Often, TBZ2 files contain Linux programs or program installers. To extract the files a TBZ2 file contains, users need both a bzip2 decompression utility and a tar expansion utility.

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Linux (and other Unix-like systems) users often package multiple related files together into a single TAR archive, for backup and distribution purposes. To make these archives easier to distribute, users sometimes compress them using various compression utilities.

Bzip2 is a common, free compression utility. TAR files compressed using bzip2 are often renamed to use the .tbz2 extension. This denotes that the files are bzip2-compressed (like other .BZ2 files) and contain a TAR archive.

How to open a TBZ2 file

You can use 7-Zip (Windows), Corel WinZip (Windows, Mac), Apple Archive Utility (Mac), The Unarchiver (Mac), or PeaZip (Windows, Linux) to retrieve the files a TBZ2 file contains. These utilities can both decompress BZ2 files and expand TAR files.

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Programs that open TBZ2 files

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