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Revision as of 09:36, 12 April 2011

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Lzip

http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzip.html
Lzip is a lossless data compressor based on the LZMA (Lempel-Ziv-Markov chain-Algorithm) algorithm designed by Igor Pavlov. The high compression of LZMA comes from combining two basic, well-proven compression ideas: sliding dictionaries (i.e. LZ77/78), and markov models (i.e. the thing used by every compression algorithm that uses a range encoder or similar order-0 entropy coder as its last stage) with segregation of contexts according to what the bits are used for. Lzip is not a replacement for gzip or bzip2, but a complement; which one is best to use depends on user's needs.

Related subprojects include:

Clzip
A C implementation of lzip for systems lacking a C++ compiler.
Plzip
A multi-threaded compressor using the lzip file format.
Lzlib
A compression library for the lzip file format.
Lunzip
A small decompressor for lzip files.
Lziprecover
A data recovery tool and decompressor for lzip files.
Pdlzip
A limited, "public domain" implementation of the lzip data compressor,

intended for those who can't distribute GPL licensed Free Software. Pdlzip is also able to decompress legacy lzma-alone (.lzma) files.

Documentation

Manual

Related Projects




Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterKelly Hopkins27 September 2010



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Antonio Diaz Diaz Maintainer


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer Homepage https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/lzip/
Bug Tracking Mailing List Info/Archive http://lists.nongnu.org/mailman/listinfo/lzip-bug
Developer Download http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases-noredirect/lzip/
Support E-mail mailto:lzip-bug@nongnu.org
Help Homepage http://freshmeat.net/projects/lzip/


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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 March 2012.



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