Bzip2

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    48,986
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 17, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    76KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    19
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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This command line-enabled compression executable should satisfy power users, but the lack of a GUI means many will pass over this useful tool. Bzip2 is a command line tool with 15 options. Executing the program in a command window with the option 'help' is all the guidance users can expect. Each of the options gets a few words of explanation.

Bzip2 is easily invoked in batch files. Though it can't recover from some common errors in syntax, the application will force compression and promises to decompress some damaged archives. Testers found compression and decompression speeds average, but the program only offers one compression algorithm.

Commands to overwrite existing files, force compression, and suppress noncritical errors speak to this application's primary utilization as a batch file tool. Without a GUI and many expected options, Bzip2 isn't a tool for general compression and decompression needs. However, batch file fans, and command line devotees will like this freeware's simple command set and quick operation.

 
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5 stars

"does what i need"

July 04, 2011  |  By dannnn80

 |  Version: Bzip2 1.0.5

Pros

Converts everything

Cons

Nada nothing wrong with this prgram

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Julian Seward
Publisher web site http://sourceware.cygnus.com/bzip2/index.html
Release Date March 17, 2008
Date Added March 17, 2008
Version 1.0.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 76KB
File Name bzip2-105-x86-win32.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 48,986
Downloads Last Week 19
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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