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xzdec - a decompression-only tool smaller than the full-featured xz tool

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Published by Rene Lopez


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XZ Utils is free general-purpose data compression software with high compression ratio. XZ Utils were written for POSIX-like systems (GNU/Linux, *BSDs, etc.), but also work on some not-so-POSIX systems like Windows. 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.


Available versions

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4.999.9-20100212-42010-03-20testingLinux-x86_64Download (28559 bytes)
4.999.9-20100212-42010-03-20testingLinux-i386Download (26974 bytes)
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