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  • I think you are right that the standalone 'lzma' program (replacing the older lzmash) has a very basic data format. Releases

  • I want to offer the choice of no compression or deflate compression when writing into the archive, but that each block should be marked with a prefix byte stating its compression algorithm so that a block can be decompressed no matter how it was compressed, as long as your copy of Ugarit knows the algorithm - I'll add lzma, and make it the default, as soon as I've written a wrapper to liblzma.

    Snell-Pym » Ugarit interactive restore

  • By Faré, Tue 13th Jan 2009 @ 11:51 am lzma makes total sense for long-term archiving, however, even more so than gzip or bzip2, it probably requires either having a very big block size how many megabytes? maybe 1MB from what squashfs experiments suggest.

    Snell-Pym » Backup system progress update

  • Pygrub improvements: Support for PV guests using GRUB2, Support for guest/boot on ext4 filesystem, Support for bzip2 - and lzma-compressed bzImage kernels

    Cloud Computing: Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft Resources - RSS

  • What's New in This Release: [read full changelog] · Kernel 2.6.33 with Squashfs 3.4 + lzma

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • Other formats will be enabled once git-buildpackage handles creating gzip, bzip2, lzma and xz compressed tarballs with the smarter and autodetect the compression type.

    Planet Debian

  • I would be happy for lzip to replace it if lzip is better, but to do that it should include support for decompressing legacy. lzma files. Releases

  • As I gather, lzma-utils-produced files lack magic identification bytes and a checksum, and if you believe forum archives, lzma-utils did not manage to come up with a suitable new format in more than two years. Releases

  • This program could be used much like gzip and bzip2, to create. lzma files.

    Linux Gazette

  • To convert an entire directory of tarballs to. lzma format, simply type the following: to-lzma - k *. tar.gz *. tar.bz2

    Linux Gazette


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  • linux jargon: LZMA Lempel–Ziv–Markov chain algorithm - related to compressing files and archives.

    March 22, 2016