Using other compression algos with GnuPG

Ryan Malayter ryan at
Sun Jan 22 23:54:39 CET 2006

On 1/21/06, Johan Wevers <johanw at> wrote:
> If speed isn't an issue, why would anyone prefer rar over bzip2? Bzip2
> compresses much better than rar anyway, although it's slow.

Bzip2 does not compress better than RAR or LZMA, at least with my test corpus.


7-zip (using LZMA) produced the smalles files in this test, followed
by RAR. bzip produced files 30% larger than 7-zip.

All problems can be solved by diplomacy, but violence and treachery
are equally effective, and more fun.

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