libbz2 - library for block-sorting data compression
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Interfaces in this library provide the ability to compress (and decompress) files using the Burrows-Wheeler blocksorting text compression algorithm, and Huffman coding. It is provided along with the bzip2(1) utility. See bzip2(1) for more information.
The source distribution of bzip2 contains a description of how to use this library in HTML form.
For additional information on shared object interfaces, see intro(3) .
64-bit shared object
Julian Seward, email@example.com.
The ideas embodied in bzip2 are due to (at least) the fol- lowing people: Michael Burrows and David Wheeler (for the block sorting transformation), David Wheeler (again, for the Huffman coder), Peter Fenwick (for the structured cod- ing model in the original bzip, and many refinements), and Alistair Moffat, Radford Neal and Ian Witten (for the arithmetic coder in the original bzip). I am much indebted for their help, support and advice. See the man- ual in the source distribution for pointers to sources of documentation. Christian von Roques encouraged me to look for faster sorting algorithms, so as to speed up compres- sion. Bela Lubkin encouraged me to improve the worst-case compression performance. Many people sent patches, helped with portability problems, lent machines, gave advice and were generally helpful.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
box; cbp-1 | cbp-1 l | l . ATTRIBUTE TYPE ATTRIBUTE VALUE = Availability SUNWbzip SUNWbzipx = Interface Stability External
Source for libbz is available in the SUNWbzipS package.
Bare manual page by mike_s@Sun.COM.