|Purpose:||Create bzip2 (*.bz2) compressed archives|
|Format:||BZIP2 [/= /A:[[-][+]rhsdaecjot] /A /M /Q /V] bzip2archive [@file] file|
|bziparchive||The .bz2 file to work with|
|file||The file to compress|
See also: UNBZIP2.
File Completion Syntax:
The default filename completion syntax is:  dirs bz2 [2*] *
BZIP2 is normally used for compressing a single file; if you need to compress multiple files you should use the ZIP (or TAR) command.
You can specify a pathname for bzip2archive. If you don't provide an extension, and the filename as entered doesn't exist, BZIP2 adds ".bz2". If you don't specify an operation, BZIP2 will default to Add.
|/=||Display the BZIP2 command dialog to help you set the command line options. The /= option can be anywhere on the line; additional options will set the appropriate fields in the command dialog.|
|/A:...||Select only those files that have the specified attribute(s) set. See Attribute Switches for information on the attributes which can follow /A:. Do not use /A: with @file lists. See @file lists for details.|
You can specify /A:= to display a dialog to help you set individual attributes.
|/V||View the contents of the .gz file (date, time, and filename). If the file was compressed with lzw, it will not have a header, so it cannot be viewed.|