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A free general-purpose data compression software with high compression ratio. XZ Utils were written for POSIX-like systems (GNU/Linux, *BSDs, etc.), but also work on some not-so-POSIX systems like Windows. XZ Utils are the successor to LZMA Utils.
The core of the XZ Utils compression code is based on LZMA SDK, but it has been modified quite a lot to be suitable for XZ Utils. The primary compression algorithm is currently LZMA2, which is used inside the .xz container format. With typical files, XZ Utils create 30 % smaller output than gzip and 15 % smaller output than bzip2.
Author: Lasse Collin <lasse [dot] collin [at] tukaani [dot] org>
Maintainer: Roger Mason <rmason [at] mun [dot] ca>
Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).
CPU architectures: Does not support: microblaze
Build time (on reference hardware): 10% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 4.16 MB, 237 files
Installed files (on reference hardware):
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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).