A high-quality data compressor
The source text comes with a simple and efficient
(much better than the usual configure crap, IMHO),
make install PREFIX=/tmp/bzip2-1.0.5 # example for a destination directory
For the native compilers on various platforms the
has to be modified as follows.
CFLAGS=-O2 -D_LARGE_FILES $(BIGFILES) # -DBZ_NO_STDIO for zip support?
CFLAGS=-O -Aa +e -D_XPG2 -D_INCLUDE_POSIX_SOURCE -D_INCLUDE_HPUX_SOURCE -D_INCLUDE_XOPEN_SOURCE -D_INCLUDE_AES_SOURCE +z
For "files too large" the following circumventions are possible:
cat largefile.bz2 | bunzip2 > largefile
bzip2 -dc largefile
Last update: 13-May-2013,