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Developer(s)Markus Franz Xaver Johannes Oberhumer
Initial releaseAugust 10, 1997; 25 years ago (1997-08-10)
Stable release
1.04 / August 10, 2017; 5 years ago (2017-08-10)
Operating systemCross-platform
Typedata compression

lzop is a free software file compression tool which implements the LZO algorithm and is licensed under the GPL.

Aimed at being very fast, lzop produces files slightly larger than gzip while only requiring a tenth of the CPU use and only slightly higher memory utilization.[1] lzop is one of the fastest compressors available,[2] a close second to lz4.

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  1. ^ "Quick Benchmark: Gzip vs Bzip2 vs LZMA vs XZ vs LZ4 vs LZO - CatchChallenger wiki". catchchallenger.first-world.info. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
  2. ^ "ACT - Summary of Winners". Archived from the original on 2010-05-03. Retrieved 2010-07-25.

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