Lbzip2 2.3

A multi-threaded bzip2/bunzip2 filter that doesn't depend on the lseek() system call
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Lbzip2 is an open source pthreads-based parallel bunzip2/bzip2 filter, passable to GNU tar with the --use-compress-program option. Unfortunately, the software isn't restricted to regular files on input, nor output.

In other words, Lbzip2 is a SMP-based, parallel and bzip2-compatible compression utility, which features a command-line very similar to the one from the bzip2 utility.

The application uses the Gnulib library to build and test processes, which are managed by the GNU build system.

Lbzip2 strives to be portable by requiring UNIX 98 APIs only, besides an unmodified libbz2. Its main target is UNIX-like systems, including Linux and BSD variants.

last updated on:
September 27th, 2013, 8:13 GMT
license type:
GPL v3 
developed by:
Mikolaj Izdebski
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What's New in This Release:
  • This version adds a new feature: When decompressing with both --force and --stdout options given, lbzip2 will copy files which are not in bzip2 format, instead of reporting an invalid file format.
  • This release also fixes several minor bugs.
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