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BZ2 Details

Bzip2 is a free program developed under BSD license that compresses and decompresses files using compression algorithms Burrows-Wheeler and Huffman coding. The compression ratio achieved depends on the contents of the file to be compressed, but usually is far better to compressor based on the algorithm LZ77 / LZ78 (gzip, compress, WinZip, PKZip, ...). In return, bzip2 uses more memory and execution time.

Developed by

Julian Seward

Associated programs

MIME type

application/x-bzip2

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ZIP Details

.ZIP is an archive file format that supports lossless data compression. A .ZIP file may contain one or more files or folders that may have been compressed. The .ZIP file format permits a number of compression algorithms. The format was originally created in 1989 by Phil Katz, and was first implemented in PKWARE, Inc.'s PKZIP utility, as a replacement for the previous ARC compression format by Thom Henderson. The .ZIP format is now supported by many software utilities other than PKZIP. Microsoft has included built-in .ZIP support (under the name "compressed folders") in versions of Microsoft Windows since 1998. Apple has included built-in .ZIP support in Mac OS X 10.3 (via BOMArchiveHelper, now Archive Utility) and later. Most free operating systems have built in support for .ZIP in similar manners to Windows and Mac OS X.

Developed by

PKWARE

Associated programs

StuffIt
WinRAR
Winzip

MIME type

application/zip
application/x-zip
application/x-zip-compressed
application/octet-stream
application/x-compress
application/x-compressed
multipart/x-zip

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