.bz2

File Type Bzip2 Compressed File IconBzip2 Compressed File
File Format Standard (developed by Julian Seward)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

File archive compressed by Bzip 2, a file compression program often found on Unix systems; uses the Burrows-Wheeler compression algorithm combined with Run-Length Encoding (RLE) for maximum compression; created by Julian Seward.

Open With
Windows

IconCorel WinZip

IconSmith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows

IconRARLAB WinRAR

macOS

IconApple Archive Utility

IconCorel WinZip Mac

IconIncredible Bee Archiver

Unix

Iconbzip2

IconPeaZip

Updated 2007
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