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Compress a string into bzip2 encoded data (PHP 4 >= 4.3.3, PHP 5, PECL bz2:1.0)
mixed bzcompress ( string source [, int blocksize [, int workfactor]] )

bzcompress() compresses the given string and returns it as bzip2 encoded data.



The string to compress.


Specifies the blocksize used during compression and should be a number from 1 to 9 with 9 giving the best compression, but using more resources to do so. blocksize defaults to 4.


Controls how the compression phase behaves when presented with worst case, highly repetitive, input data. The value can be between 0 and 250 with 0 being a special case and 30 being the default value.

Regardless of the workfactor, the generated output is the same.

Return Values

The compressed string or number of error in case of error.


Example 358. Compressing data

= "sample data";
$bzstr = bzcompress($str, 9);