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The bzip2 (.bz2) file consists of a single bzip2 stream. The bzip2 stream consists of:
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* a 4-byte header
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* followed by zero or more compressed blocks
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* immediately followed by an end-of-stream marker containing a 32-bit CRC for the uncompressed data.
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The compressed blocks are bit-aligned and no padding occurs.
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.magic:16                      = 'BZ' signature/magic number
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.version:8                      = 'h' for Bzip2 ('H'uffman coding), '0' for Bzip1 (deprecated)
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.hundred_k_blocksize:8          = '1'..'9' block-size 100 kB-900 kB (uncompressed)
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.compressed_magic:48            = 0x314159265359 (BCD (pi))
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.crc:32                        = checksum for this block
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.randomised:1                  = 0=>normal, 1=>randomised (deprecated)
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.origPtr:24                    = starting pointer into BWT for after untransform
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.huffman_used_map:16            = bitmap, of ranges of 16 bytes, present/not present
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.huffman_used_bitmaps:0..256    = bitmap, of symbols used, present/not present (multiples of 16)
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.huffman_groups:3              = 2..6 number of different Huffman tables in use
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.selectors_used:15              = number of times that the Huffman tables are swapped (each 50 bytes)
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*.selector_list:1..6            = zero-terminated bit runs (0..62) of MTF'ed Huffman table (*selectors_used)
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.start_huffman_length:5        = 0..20 starting bit length for Huffman deltas
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*.delta_bit_length:1..40        = 0=>next symbol; 1=>alter length
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                                                { 1=>decrement length;  0=>increment length } (*(symbols+2)*groups)
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.contents:2..∞                  = Huffman encoded data stream until end of block
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.eos_magic:48                  = 0x177245385090 (BCD sqrt(pi))
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.crc:32                        = checksum for whole stream
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.padding:0..7                  = align to whole byte
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
  
* [http://www.gzip.org/format.txt The gzip file format], by the [http://www.gzip.org/ gzip project]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bzip2 Wikipedia: bzip2]
* [http://www.gzip.org/algorithm.txt The gzip compression algorithm], by the [http://www.gzip.org/ gzip project]
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[[Category:File Formats]]
 
[[Category:File Formats]]

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The bzip2 (.bz2) file consists of a single bzip2 stream. The bzip2 stream consists of:

  • a 4-byte header
  • followed by zero or more compressed blocks
  • immediately followed by an end-of-stream marker containing a 32-bit CRC for the uncompressed data.

The compressed blocks are bit-aligned and no padding occurs.

.magic:16                       = 'BZ' signature/magic number
.version:8                      = 'h' for Bzip2 ('H'uffman coding), '0' for Bzip1 (deprecated)
.hundred_k_blocksize:8          = '1'..'9' block-size 100 kB-900 kB (uncompressed)

.compressed_magic:48            = 0x314159265359 (BCD (pi))
.crc:32                         = checksum for this block
.randomised:1                   = 0=>normal, 1=>randomised (deprecated)
.origPtr:24                     = starting pointer into BWT for after untransform
.huffman_used_map:16            = bitmap, of ranges of 16 bytes, present/not present
.huffman_used_bitmaps:0..256    = bitmap, of symbols used, present/not present (multiples of 16)
.huffman_groups:3               = 2..6 number of different Huffman tables in use
.selectors_used:15              = number of times that the Huffman tables are swapped (each 50 bytes)
*.selector_list:1..6            = zero-terminated bit runs (0..62) of MTF'ed Huffman table (*selectors_used)
.start_huffman_length:5         = 0..20 starting bit length for Huffman deltas
*.delta_bit_length:1..40        = 0=>next symbol; 1=>alter length
                                                { 1=>decrement length;  0=>increment length } (*(symbols+2)*groups)
.contents:2..∞                  = Huffman encoded data stream until end of block

.eos_magic:48                   = 0x177245385090 (BCD sqrt(pi))
.crc:32                         = checksum for whole stream
.padding:0..7                   = align to whole byte

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