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Old 10-24-2002, 08:58 PM   #1
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bz2, bz, gz

what is the difference between tar.gz,, and tar.bz2?
Old 10-24-2002, 09:02 PM   #2
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.gz files are compressed with the GZip algorithm
.bz files are compressed with either the BZip algorithm or the BZip2 (and poorly named) since:
.bz2 files are compressed with the BZip2 algorithm.

They are all compressed archives of files. They are to Linux (and other *nixen) what the .zip files are to Windows and what the .lzh files are/were to the Amiga.


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