(2008032902 - LFS) Compression

Lars Nielsen lars at mit-web.dk
Sat Mar 29 09:04:18 PDT 2008


Adrian Fisher skrev:
> Hello again all :)
>
> What is the best open source (or at least non commercial) compression 
> format known?  How does it fair with source code?
>
> Regards,
>
> A.
>   
Hey A.

The two best know compression formats in the linux environment are gzip 
and bzip2. Both of them have open source utilities.
At wikipedia you can find a comparison of much more formats inclusive 
compressionratios. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_archivers

/Lars



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