xz - General-purpose data compression software

Property Value
Distribution NetBSD 8.0
Repository NetBSD i386
Package name xz
Package version 5.2.4
Package architecture i386
Package type tgz
Package license public-domain AND gnu-gpl-v2
Installed size 1.05 MB
Download size 268.93 KB
Official Mirror ftp.netbsd.org
LZMA is a general purporse compression algorithm designed by Igor
Pavlov as part of 7-Zip. It provides high compression ratio while
keeping the decompression speed fast.
XZ Utils are an attempt to make LZMA compression easy to use on
free (as in freedom) operating systems. This is achieved by providing
tools and libraries which are similar to use than the equivalents
of the most popular existing compression algorithms.
XZ Utils consist of a few relatively separate parts:
* liblzma is an encoder/decoder library with support for several
filters (algorithm implementations). The primary filter is
* libzfile (or whatever the name will be) enables reading from
and writing to gzip, bzip2 and LZMA compressed and uncompressed
files with an API similar to the standard ANSI-C file I/O.
[ NOTE: libzfile is not implemented yet. ]
* xz command line tool has almost identical syntax than gzip
and bzip2. It makes LZMA easy for average users, but also
provides advanced options to finetune the compression settings.
* A few shell scripts make diffing and grepping LZMA compressed
files easy. The scripts were adapted from gzip and bzip2.
Homepage: https://tukaani.org/xz/
Categories: archivers
Options: nls


Package Version Architecture Repository
xz-5.2.4.tgz 5.2.4 amd64 NetBSD
xz - - -


Name Value
lzma [0-9]*
lzma-utils [0-9]*
lzmalib [0-9]*


Type URL
Binary Package xz-5.2.4.tgz
Source Package xz

Install Howto

Install xz tgz package:

# pkg_add xz



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