WinBZip2 - v1.0.0 (Freeware!)
Freeware file compression utility for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003
WinBZip2 is an small freeware utility for working with files produced by
bzip2 utility (usually it's files with .bz2 extension) and also create such
files. Main features include the compressing, decompressing and testing the
integrity of bzip2 files.
The bzip2 is an command line driven compression utility, similar to gzip,
but with more strong compression and more liberal license, also free from
patented algorithms and currently popular almost as the gzip. Bzip2 is not
archiving utility, i.e. its can't roll up several files together. It simply
compress the specified file.
The quote from bzip2 manual: "bzip2 compresses files using the
Burrows-Wheeler block-sorting text compression algorithm, and Huffman coding.
Compression is generally considerably better than that achieved by more
conventional LZ77/LZ78-based compressors, and approaches the performance of
the PPM family of statistical compressors". More information about bzip2,
you can find on it homepage at http://sources.redhat.com/bzip2/.
- any system running Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000 or Windows XP.
- less than 0.6 Megabytes of free space on hard disk.
winbzip2.exe - 289Kb self-extracted EXE-file
WinBZip2 is very simple utility and, for this reason, does not demand any
installation utility. Simply unzip all files to any folder and run the
executable file (usually, "winbzip2.exe").
After starting the program, on the screen should appear the main program
window with tree pages: "Compress", "Decompress" and "Test". For performance
of any operation, switch onto appropriate page, by clicking on its header or
by pressing a combination of Ctrl+Tab keys. Click on the copyright notice at
right bottom corner of window for visit the program homepage.
Command line parameters
Currently, WinBZip2 don't support any command line parameters except the
name of file to processing. If you prefer to work with command line, you
always can use the original BZIP2 utility :).
- v1.0.0 - first public release.
Copyrights and licenses
Copyright © 2002 Irnis Haliullin <email@example.com>
All copyrights to WinBZip2 are exclusively owned by the author - Irnis
Permission to use, copy, and distribute this software and its documentation
for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above
copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice
and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation. This software
is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.
WinBZip2 uses the libbzip2 library
written by Julian Seward.
If you have any questions or suggestions about WinBZip2, please contact by
mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or using
feedback form at http://www.irnis.net/