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This is an old revision of xz made by coolpup on 2011-06-24 02:14:39.

 

XZ Utils data compression

XZ Utils create 30% smaller output than gzip compression and 15% smaller output than bzip2 compression.

Verify installed version via the command-line interface:
xz --version

software package
xz-5.0.3-w-20110523.pet 227KB {contains DEV and MAN files}
xz-5.0.2-w-20110429.pet 227KB {contains DEV and MAN files}

Dependencies: +bzip2,+gettext,+grep,+tar

To un-pack (extract) .tar.xz or .txz files, enter into the command-line interface (upper-case J option, not lower-case j option):
tar xfJv [file...]

To decompress (extract) a file or directory:
xz -d [file...] [dir...]

To compress a file or dir with xz compression:
xz [file...] [dir...]

To create an archive of a directory with xz compression:
tar cfJv file.tar.xz [dir...]

http://www.qa.com/about-qa/blogs/2010/april/getting-to-know-xz-as-the-best-compression-tool
http://www.t2-project.org/packages/xz.html



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