Parallel bzipping with pbzip2

PBZIP2 is a parallel implementation of the bzip2 block-sorting file compressor that uses pthreads and achieves near-linear speedup on SMP machines. The output of this version is fully compatible with bzip2 v1.0.2 or newer

Compression :


$ pbzip2 file

Unzip:

$ pbzip2 -d file.bz2

Read more at http://compression.ca/pbzip2/

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