General-purpose data compression with high compression ratio

Current version

Reverse dependencies

The following formulae require xz to be installed:
avfs 1.0.2 Virtual file system that facilitates looking inside archives
latexila 3.22.1 LaTeX editor for the GNOME desktop
shogun 6.0.0 Large scale machine learning toolbox
omcompiler 1.9.6_1 Modelica compiler translating Modelica to C code
the_silver_searcher 2.1.0 Code-search similar to ack
fig2dev 3.2.6a_1 Translates figures generated by xfig to other formats
libquvi 0.4.1_1 C library to parse flash media stream properties
midnight-commander 4.8.19 Terminal-based visual file manager
w3m 0.5.3_1 Pager/text based browser
diffutils 3.6 File comparison utilities
pngcrush 1.8.13 Optimizer for PNG files
tarsnap 1.0.39 Online backups for the truly paranoid
clang-format 2017-06-22 Formatting tools for C, C++, Obj-C, Java, JavaScript, TypeScript
uchardet 0.0.6 Encoding detector library
zbar 0.10_7 Suite of barcodes-reading tools
libgetdata 0.10.0 Reference implementation of the Dirfile Standards
gnu-smalltalk 3.2.5_5 GNU Smalltalk interpreter and image
m4 1.4.18 Macro processing language
libmwaw 0.3.12 Library for converting legacy Mac document formats
libnotify 0.7.7 Library that sends desktop notifications to a notification daemon
libquicktime 1.2.4_4 Library for reading and writing quicktime files
libtommath 1.0.1 C library for number theoretic multiple-precision integers
gconf 3.2.6_1 System for storing user application preferences
ghex 3.18.3 GNOME hex editor
gnome-doc-utils 0.20.10 Documentation utilities for the GNOME project
shared-mime-info 1.9 Database of common MIME types
mednafen 0.9.48 Multi-system emulator
hardlink 0.3.0 Replace file copies using hardlinks
fetchmail 6.3.26 Fetch mail from a POP, IMAP, ETRN, or ODMR-capable server
remctl 3.13_1 Client/server application for remote execution of tasks
scummvm-tools 1.9.0 Collection of tools for ScummVM
stella 5.0.2 Atari 2600 VCS emulator
jhead 3.00_1 Extract Digicam setting info from EXIF JPEG headers
cclive 0.7.16_2 Command-line video extraction utility
termrec 0.17 Record "videos" of terminal output
avro-c 1.8.2 Data serialization system
dateutils 0.4.2 Tools to manipulate dates with a focus on financial data
pgdbf 0.6.2 Converter of XBase/FoxPro tables to PostgreSQL
pixz 1.0.6 Parallel, indexed, xz compressor
pod2man 4.09 Perl documentation generator
prips 1.0.1 Print the IP addresses in a given range
wslay 1.0.0 C websocket library
ldapvi 1.7_3 Update LDAP entries with a text editor
log4cplus 1.2.0 Logging Framework for C++
logcheck 1.3.18 Mail anomalies in the system logfiles to the administrator
valabind 1.4.0 Vala bindings for radare, reverse engineering framework
crosstool-ng 1.23.0 Tool for building toolchains
help2man 1.47.5 Automatically generate simple man pages
mytop 1.9.1_3 Top-like query monitor for MySQL
inetutils 1.9.4 GNU utilities for networking
innoextract 1.6_2 Tool to unpack installers created by Inno Setup
gnome-builder 3.24.2_3 IDE for GNOME
gnumeric 1.12.35 GNOME Spreadsheet Application
libowfat 0.31 Reimplements libdjb
msmtp 1.6.6 SMTP client that can be used as an SMTP plugin for Mutt
zsh 5.4.2_1 UNIX shell (command interpreter)
libmatroska 1.4.8 Extensible, open standard container format for audio/video
rcs 5.9.4_1 GNU revision control system
stone-soup 0.20.1 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup: a roguelike game
avfs 1.0.5 Virtual file system that facilitates looking inside archives
audiofile 0.3.6_1 Reads and writes many common audio file formats
baobab 3.26.1 Gnome disk usage analyzer
nvi 1.81.6_4 44BSD re-implementation of vi
omega 1.4.3 Packaged search engine for websites, built on top of Xapian
xar-mackyle 1.6.1 eXtensible ARchiver
gst-libav 1.12.3 GStreamer plugins for Libav (a fork of FFmpeg)
gst-rtsp-server 1.12.3 RTSP server library based on GStreamer
gst-validate 1.12.3 Tools to validate GstElements from GStreamer
gst-plugins-bad 1.12.3 GStreamer plugins less supported, not fully tested
gst-plugins-good 1.12.3 GStreamer plugins (well-supported, under the LGPL)
adwaita-icon-theme 3.26.0 Icons for the GNOME project
gnome-themes-standard 3.22.3 Default themes for the GNOME desktop environment
gtk-murrine-engine 0.98.2_1 Murrine GTK+ engine
libav 12.2 Audio and video processing tools
gtk-doc 1.26_1 GTK+ documentation tool
goocanvas 2.0.4 Canvas widget for GTK+ using the Cairo 2D library for drawing
ffmpeg 3.4 Play, record, convert, and stream audio and video
dynare 4.5.1 Platform for economic models, particularly DSGE and OLG models
salmon 0.8.2 Transcript-level quantification from RNA-seq reads
gammu 1.38.5 Command-line utility to control a phone
binwalk 2.1.1_3 Searches a binary image for embedded files and executable code
raine 0.64.13 680x0 arcade emulator
gawk 4.2.0 GNU awk utility
ant 1.10.1 Java build tool
atkmm 2.24.2 Official C++ interface for the ATK accessibility toolkit library
bash-completion@2 2.7 Programmable completion for Bash 4.1+
cairo 1.14.10 Vector graphics library with cross-device output support
castxml 0.1+git20170823_1 C-family Abstract Syntax Tree XML Output
ccache 3.3.4_1 Object-file caching compiler wrapper
cgal 4.11 Computational Geometry Algorithm Library
clutter-gtk 1.8.4 GTK+ integration library for Clutter
cmocka 1.1.1 Unit testing framework for C
confuse 3.2.1 Configuration file parser library written in C
dpkg 1.18.24 Debian package management system
emacs 25.3 GNU Emacs text editor
exim 4.89_2 Complete replacement for sendmail
gcc@6 6.4.0 GNU compiler collection
gdk-pixbuf 2.36.11 Toolkit for image loading and pixel buffer manipulation
gdl 3.26.0 GNOME Docking Library provides docking features for GTK+ 3
gedit 3.22.1 The GNOME text editor
gexiv2 0.10.6_1 GObject wrapper around the Exiv2 photo metadata library
ghc 8.2.1 Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System
ghc@8.0 8.0.2 Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System
glade 3.20.1 RAD tool for the GTK+ and GNOME environment
gnome-autoar 0.2.2 GNOME library for archive handling
gnu-sed 4.4 GNU implementation of the famous stream editor
gpatch 2.7.5 Apply a diff file to an original
graphene 1.6.0 Thin layer of graphic data types
grep 3.1 GNU grep, egrep and fgrep
gsettings-desktop-schemas 3.24.1 GSettings schemas for desktop components
gssdp 1.0.2 GUPnP library for resource discovery and announcement over SSDP
gst-python 1.12.3 Python overrides for gobject-introspection-based pygst bindings
gtk+ 2.24.31_1 GUI toolkit
gtkmm3 3.22.2 C++ interfaces for GTK+ and GNOME
gtksourceviewmm 2.10.3_3 C++ bindings for gtksourceview
gtkspell3 3.0.9 Gtk widget for highlighting and replacing misspelled words
gxml 0.14.3 GObject-based XML DOM API
io 2017.09.06 Small prototype-based programming language
isl 0.18 Integer Set Library for the polyhedral model
jumanpp 1.02 Japanese Morphological Analyzer based on RNNLM
libcanberra 0.30 Implementation of XDG Sound Theme and Name Specifications
libcdr 0.1.4 C++ library to parse the file format of CorelDRAW documents
libgdata 0.16.1 GLib-based library for accessing online service APIs
libgtop 2.36.0 Library for portably obtaining information about processes
libgweather 3.26.0 GNOME library for weather, locations and timezones
libmypaint 1.3.0 MyPaint brush engine library
libpng@1.2 1.2.54 Library for manipulating PNG images
libssh 0.7.5 C library SSHv1/SSHv2 client and server protocols
libtool 2.4.6_1 Generic library support script
libu2f-host 1.1.4 Host-side of the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) protocol
libu2f-server 1.0.1 Server-side of the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) protocol
libvorbis 1.3.5_1 Vorbis General Audio Compression Codec
llvm@3.7 3.7.1 Next-gen compiler infrastructure
llvm@3.8 3.8.1 Next-gen compiler infrastructure
msitools 0.97 Windows installer (.MSI) tool
mu 0.9.18_1 Tool for searching e-mail messages stored in the maildir-format
nim 0.17.2 Statically typed, imperative programming language
pass 1.7.1 Password manager
ppl 1.2 Parma Polyhedra Library: numerical abstractions for analysis, verification
pulseaudio 11.1 Sound system for POSIX OSes
pypy3 5.9.0 Implementation of Python 3 in Python
qt@5.7 5.7.1 Cross-platform application and UI framework
tepl 3.0.0 GNOME Text Editor Product Line
tinyproxy 1.8.4 HTTP/HTTPS proxy for POSIX systems
vice 3.1_1 Versatile Commodore Emulator
desktop-file-utils 0.23 Command-line utilities for working with desktop entries
guile 2.2.2 GNU Ubiquitous Intelligent Language for Extensions
libxkbcommon 0.7.2 Keyboard handling library
python 2.7.14 Interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language
gstreamermm 1.10.0 GStreamer C++ bindings
irssi 1.0.5 Modular IRC client
gtk-gnutella 1.1.13 Share files in a peer-to-peer (P2P) network
ruby 2.4.2_1 Powerful, clean, object-oriented scripting language
rpm 4.14.0 Standard unix software packaging tool
nghttp2 1.27.0 HTTP/2 C Library
openjazz 20171024 Open source Jazz Jackrabit engine
flac 1.3.2 Free lossless audio codec
llvm@3.9 3.9.1_1 Next-gen compiler infrastructure
libsoup 2.60.2 HTTP client/server library for GNOME
pygobject3 3.26.1 GNOME Python bindings (based on GObject Introspection)
dar 2.5.13 Backup directory tree and files
codec2 0.7 Open source speech codec
cryfs 0.9.7 Encrypts your files so you can safely store them in Dropbox, iCloud, etc.
gtk-vnc 0.7.1 VNC viewer widget for GTK
gupnp-tools 0.8.14 Free replacements of Intel's UPnP tools
glib-openssl 2.50.6 OpenSSL GIO module for glib
gspell 1.6.1 Flexible API to implement spellchecking in GTK+ applications
gstreamer 1.12.3 Development framework for multimedia applications
latexila 3.26.1 LaTeX editor for the GNOME desktop
git 2.15.0 Distributed revision control system
libwpg 0.3.2 Library for reading and parsing Word Perfect Graphics format
libtiff 4.0.8_5 TIFF library and utilities
at-spi2-atk 2.26.1 Accessibility Toolkit GTK+ module
python3 3.6.3 Interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language
file-roller 3.26.2 GNOME archive manager
cockroach 1.1.2 Distributed SQL database
libvirt 3.9.0 C virtualization API
knot-resolver 1.5.0 Minimalistic, caching, DNSSEC-validating DNS resolver
rabbitmq 3.6.14 Messaging broker
node 8.9.1 Platform built on V8 to build network applications
node@4 4.8.6 Platform built on V8 to build network applications
gmt 5.4.2_1 Tools for processing and displaying xy and xyz datasets
scotch 6.0.4_5 Graph/mesh/hypergraph partitioning, clustering, and ordering
debianutils 4.8.3 Miscellaneous utilities specific to Debian
imagemagick@6 6.9.9-23 Tools and libraries to manipulate images in many formats
poppler 0.61.1 PDF rendering library (based on the xpdf-3.0 code base)
zbackup 1.4.4_6 Globally-deduplicating backup tool (based on ideas in rsync)
lighttpd 1.4.48 Small memory footprint, flexible web-server
gobject-introspection 1.54.1 Generate introspection data for GObject libraries
gdb 8.0.1 GNU debugger
pango 1.40.14 Framework for layout and rendering of i18n text
libetonyek 0.1.7 Interpret and import Apple Keynote presentations
libfreehand 0.1.2 Interpret and import Aldus/Macromedia/Adobe FreeHand documents
folly 2017.11.20.00 Collection of reusable C++ library artifacts developed at Facebook
nasm 2.13.01 Netwide Assembler (NASM) is an 80x86 assembler
orc 0.4.28 Oil Runtime Compiler (ORC)
gmime 3.0.4 MIME mail utilities
gitlab-runner 10.2.0 The official GitLab CI runner written in Go
iso-codes 3.77 Provides lists of various ISO standards
wireguard-tools 0.0.20171122 Tools for the WireGuard secure network tunnel
efl 1.20.6 Enlightenment Foundation Libraries
libwps 0.4.8 Library to import files in MS Works format
qt 5.9.3 Cross-platform application and UI framework
kvazaar 1.2.0 Ultravideo HEVC encoder
knot 2.6.3 High-performance authoritative-only DNS server

Formula history

ilovezfs xz: use a different mirror for primary url (#14511)
chdiza xz: Use https for homepage and mirror (#13327)
FX Coudert xz: drop universal
JCount xz: add back in universal option
FX Coudert xz: drop universal
Stephen add make check
Tomasz Pajor xz 5.2.3
chdiza xz 5.2.2
Nikolaus Wittenstein Add descriptions to all remaining homebrew packages
Joep Loijens xz 5.2.1
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