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Software

xz

Category: TOOLS > DATA MANAGEMENT

Description

For more information see the xz website

Description appeared on the xz website : " XZ Utils is free general-purpose data compression software with a high compression ratio. XZ Utils were written for POSIX-like systems, but also work on some not-so-POSIX systems. XZ Utils are the successor to LZMA Utils. The core of the XZ Utils compression code is based on LZMA SDK, but it has been modified quite a lot to be suitable for XZ Utils. The primary compression algorithm is currently LZMA2, which is used inside the .xz container format. With typical files, XZ Utils create 30 % smaller output than gzip and 15 % smaller output than bzip2. "

Use

xz is available as a module.

Once the xz module has been loaded, its tools and libraries can be used.

Support

This package has the following support level : Supported

Available Versions

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5.5.2
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