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PBZIP2 is a parallel implementation of the bzip2 block-sorting file compressor that uses pthreads and achieves near-linear speedup on SMP machines. The output of this version is fully compatible with bzip2 v1.0.2 or newer (ie: anything compressed with pbzip2 can be decompressed with bzip2). PBZIP2 should work on any system that has a pthreads compatible C++ compiler (such as gcc).

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Latest version is 1.1.13

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  • pbzip2 1.1.13 released on 2016-01-09
    Bugfix release: - bug #1404812 add support for DESTDIR in Makefile (thanks to...
  • pbzip2 1.1.12 released on 2014-12-21
    Bugfix release: - bug #1402154 - make relative symlinks on install (thanks to...
  • pbzip2 1.1.11 released on 2014-12-16
    Bugfix release: - Fix bug #1399589 (compress crashing on OS X) - Release vers...
  • pbzip2 1.1.10 released on 2014-12-07
    Bugfix release: - Makefile: remove explicit CXX configuration - Banner refine...
  • pbzip2 1.1.8 released on 2012-06-10
    Bugfix release: Fixed bug of metadata unpreserved on empty files compress (bu...