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
the_silver_searcher 2.1.0 Code-search similar to ack
fig2dev 3.2.6a_1 Translates figures generated by xfig to other formats
diffutils 3.6 File comparison utilities
pngcrush 1.8.13 Optimizer for PNG files
tarsnap 1.0.39 Online backups for the truly paranoid
uchardet 0.0.6 Encoding detector library
m4 1.4.18 Macro processing language
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
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
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
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
logcheck 1.3.18 Mail anomalies in the system logfiles to the administrator
valabind 1.4.0 Vala bindings for radare, reverse engineering framework
help2man 1.47.5 Automatically generate simple man pages
inetutils 1.9.4 GNU utilities for networking
innoextract 1.6_2 Tool to unpack installers created by Inno Setup
libowfat 0.31 Reimplements libdjb
msmtp 1.6.6 SMTP client that can be used as an SMTP plugin for Mutt
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
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
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
goocanvas 2.0.4 Canvas widget for GTK+ using the Cairo 2D library for drawing
raine 0.64.13 680x0 arcade emulator
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+
castxml 0.1+git20170823_1 C-family Abstract Syntax Tree XML Output
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
emacs 25.3 GNU Emacs text editor
gdl 3.26.0 GNOME Docking Library provides docking features for GTK+ 3
ghc@8.0 8.0.2 Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System
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
gtkmm3 3.22.2 C++ interfaces for GTK+ and GNOME
gtksourceviewmm 2.10.3_3 C++ bindings for gtksourceview
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
libgdata 0.16.1 GLib-based library for accessing online service APIs
libgtop 2.36.0 Library for portably obtaining information about processes
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
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
nim 0.17.2 Statically typed, imperative programming language
ppl 1.2 Parma Polyhedra Library: numerical abstractions for analysis, verification
pulseaudio 11.1 Sound system for POSIX OSes
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
gstreamermm 1.10.0 GStreamer C++ bindings
gtk-gnutella 1.1.13 Share files in a peer-to-peer (P2P) network
openjazz 20171024 Open source Jazz Jackrabit engine
flac 1.3.2 Free lossless audio codec
gtk-vnc 0.7.1 VNC viewer widget for GTK
gupnp-tools 0.8.14 Free replacements of Intel's UPnP tools
libwpg 0.3.2 Library for reading and parsing Word Perfect Graphics format
at-spi2-atk 2.26.1 Accessibility Toolkit GTK+ module
file-roller 3.26.2 GNOME archive manager
scotch 6.0.4_5 Graph/mesh/hypergraph partitioning, clustering, and ordering
zbackup 1.4.4_6 Globally-deduplicating backup tool (based on ideas in rsync)
lighttpd 1.4.48 Small memory footprint, flexible web-server
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
orc 0.4.28 Oil Runtime Compiler (ORC)
efl 1.20.6 Enlightenment Foundation Libraries
libwps 0.4.8 Library to import files in MS Works format
kvazaar 1.2.0 Ultravideo HEVC encoder
bazaar 2.7.0_1 Friendly powerful distributed version control system
libunistring 0.9.8 C string library for manipulating Unicode strings
ome-files 0.5.0 Open Microscopy Environment (OME) File scientific image I/O library
gst-editing-services 1.12.4 GStreamer Editing Services
gst-plugins-ugly 1.12.4 Library for constructing graphs of media-handling components
game-music-emu 0.6.2 Videogame music file emulator collection
kibana@5.6 5.6.5 Analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch
gtksourceview3 3.24.6 Text view with syntax, undo/redo, and text marks
vala 0.38.4 Compiler for the GObject type system
poppler 0.62.0 PDF rendering library (based on the xpdf-3.0 code base)
libhttpseverywhere 0.6.5 Bring HTTPSEverywhere to desktop apps
libcdr 0.1.4_2 C++ library to parse the file format of CorelDRAW documents
gmp 6.1.2_1 GNU multiple precision arithmetic library
libebml 1.3.5 Sort of a sbinary version of XML
alpine 2.21 News and email agent
gedit 3.22.1_2 The GNOME text editor
gspell 1.6.1_2 Flexible API to implement spellchecking in GTK+ applications
gtkspell3 3.0.9_2 Gtk widget for highlighting and replacing misspelled words
squashfs 4.3_1 Compressed read-only file system for Linux
bcftools 1.6 Tools for BCF/VCF files and variant calling from samtools
ococo Ococo, the first online consensus caller
openttd 1.7.2 Simulation game based upon Transport Tycoon Deluxe
folly 2017.12.25.00 Collection of reusable C++ library artifacts developed at Facebook
guile@2.0 2.0.14_1 GNU Ubiquitous Intelligent Language for Extensions
coreutils 8.29 GNU File, Shell, and Text utilities
geeqie 1.3_3 Lightweight Gtk+ based image viewer
gnumeric 1.12.38 GNOME Spreadsheet Application
rpm 4.14.0_1 Standard unix software packaging tool
exim 4.90 Complete replacement for sendmail
shmcat 1.9 Tool that dumps shared memory segments (System V and POSIX)
writerperfect 0.9.6 Library for importing WordPerfect documents
anjuta 3.26.0 GNOME Integrated Development Environment
euca2ools 3.4.1 Eucalyptus client API tools-works with Amazon EC2 and IAM
evince 3.26.0_2 GNOME document viewer
fontforge 20170731_2 Command-line outline and bitmap font editor/converter
libepoxy 1.4.3 Library for handling OpenGL function pointer management
mat 0.6.1 Metadata anonymization toolkit
node@4 4.8.7 Platform built on V8 to build network applications
llvm@3.9 3.9.1_1 Next-gen compiler infrastructure
pdf2htmlex 0.14.6_19 PDF to HTML converter
armadillo 8.300.3 C++ linear algebra library
qt 5.10.0_1 Cross-platform application and UI framework
ruby 2.5.0 Powerful, clean, object-oriented scripting language
ruby@2.2 2.2.9_2 Powerful, clean, object-oriented scripting language
ruby@2.3 2.3.6_2 Powerful, clean, object-oriented scripting language
mpd 0.20.15 Music Player Daemon
gst-plugins-bad 1.12.4_1 GStreamer plugins less supported, not fully tested
grib-api 1.25.0 Encode and decode grib messages (editions 1 and 2)
libmspub 0.1.3 Interpret and import Microsoft Publisher content
python 2.7.14_2 Interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language
guile 2.2.3 GNU Ubiquitous Intelligent Language for Extensions
zsh 5.4.2_3 UNIX shell (command interpreter)
glib 2.54.3 Core application library for C
cockroach 1.1.4 Distributed SQL database
codec2 0.7 Open source speech codec
libpagemaker 0.0.4 Imports file format of Aldus/Adobe PageMaker documents
root 6.12.04_1 Object oriented framework for large scale data analysis
gst-python 1.12.4 Python overrides for gobject-introspection-based pygst bindings
ghc 8.2.2 Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System
gom 0.3.3_1 GObject wrapper around SQLite
node 9.4.0 Platform built on V8 to build network applications
wireshark 2.4.4 Graphical network analyzer and capture tool
perl 5.26.1 Highly capable, feature-rich programming language
cgal 4.11_1 Computational Geometry Algorithm Library
mingw-w64 5.0.3_1 Minimalist GNU for Windows and GCC cross-compilers
mpfr 4.0.0 C library for multiple-precision floating-point computations
dpkg Debian package management system
wine 2.0.4 Run Windows applications without a copy of Microsoft Windows
binwalk 2.1.1_4 Searches a binary image for embedded files and executable code
scipy 1.0.0_2 Software for mathematics, science, and engineering
libgetdata 0.10.0_1 Reference implementation of the Dirfile Standards
pypy3 5.10.1 Implementation of Python 3 in Python
vte 0.28.2_1 Terminal emulator widget used by GNOME terminal
weechat 2.0.1 Extensible IRC client
scummvm 2.0.0 Graphic adventure game interpreter
irssi 1.1.0 Modular IRC client
llvm 5.0.1 Next-gen compiler infrastructure
mkvtoolnix 20.0.0 Matroska media files manipulation tools

Recent 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

Formula code at GitHub