Compressed archive created by bzip2, a file compression program often found on Unix-based systems; incorporates the Burrows-Wheeler compression algorithm as well as Run-Length Encoding (RLE) for high levels of compression; often used for Linux software package distributions.The bzip2 software is available in a source code format on the bzip2 website and can be compiled on Windows systems.
A BZ2 file format is a compression format used in archiving zip tool Bzip2. Created by Julian Seward, the tool is must like the Bzip compression tool built-in with Unix systems and used to transport files via the internet. In addition, the BZ2 file extensions incorporates Burrows-Wheeler algorithm with RLE (Run Length Coding). Compression type files are extremely popular because of their ability save space as they can squeeze large pieces of information into a small file for transport. When the file is delivered or downloaded an extraction tool or decompression tool, (the same program) is used to restore the file and its content to its original size. The BZ2 file extension is often combined with TAR files. The Bzip2 tool is available over the internet free and compared to the paid zip software is much faster.Our developers have not yet tested any applications to open this particular type of file. We recommend that you try one of the applications listed below to open your file. We are always testing more applications, so please check back.
Smith Micro StuffIt, Deluxe 2010 , WinRAR , Corel WinZip 16 Pro , PeaZip , 7-Zip
Developed by: Julian Seward
MIME type : application/bzip2, application/octet-stream, application/x-bz2, application/x-bzip, application/x-compressed, application/x-stuffit