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An efficient statistical file compressor. More information:

  • Compress a file:

bzip3 {{path/to/file_to_compress}}

  • [d]ecompress a file:

bzip3 -d {{path/to/compressed_file.bz3}}

  • Decompress a file to stdout ([c]):

bzip3 -dc {{path/to/compressed_file.bz3}}

  • Test the integrity of each file inside the archive file:

bzip3 --test {{path/to/compressed_file.bz3}}

  • Show the compression ratio for each file processed with detailed information:

bzip3 --verbose {{path/to/compressed_files.bz3}}

  • Decompress a file overwriting existing files:

bzip3 -d --force {{path/to/compressed_file.bz3}}

  • Display help:

bzip3 -h