Versions: [1.0.8]


Download        : docker pull
Compressed Size : 26MB


bzip2 is a freely available, patent free high-quality data compressor. It typically compresses files to within 10% to 15% of the best available techniques (the PPM family of statistical compressors), whilst being around twice as fast at compression and six times faster at decompression.


Pull (Download)

To download the latest version of bzip2 run,

docker pull

or to download a specific version of bzip2 run,

docker pull


To run the container as an application run,

docker run --rm bzip2 --version

or to run the container in an interactive session run,

docker run -it --rm bash

Mounting volumes between the container and your machine

To access files from your machine within the bzip2 container you’ll have to mount them using the -v external/path:internal/path option.

For example,

docker run -v ~/Documents/Data:/Data bzip2 /Data/myData.csv

which will mount the ~/Documents/Data directory on your computer to the /Data directory within the container.


If you’re looking to use this container in an HPC environment we recommend using Singularity-HPC to use the container just as any other module on the cluster. Check out the SHPC bzip2 container here.