How to install fusecompress in CentOS 6

What is fusecompress?

FuseCompress provides a mountable Linux filesystem which transparently compresses its content. Files stored in this filesystem are compressed on the fly and FUSE allows to create a transparent interface between compressed files and user applications. FuseCompress supports different compression methods: LZO, gzip, bzip2, and LZMA.

How to install fusecompress in CentOS 6?

Follow the following to install fusecompress in CentOS 6

Install pre-tools

# yum groupinstall 'Development Tools'
# yum install boost boost-devel boost141-iostreams
# yum install fuse fuse-devel zlib-devel bzip2-devel lzo-devel
Download and Install fusecompress using git
# git clone git://
# cd fusecompress
# ./configure --with-z --with-bz2 --with-lzo2 --without-lzma --with-boost-serialization=boost_serialization --with-boost-iostreams=boost_iostreams --with-boost-program-options=boost_program_options --with-boost-file --with-boost-filesystem=boost_filesystem
# make
# make install

How to open .xz file in Linux/Unix?

.xz is a lossless file compression program that uses LZMA2 compression algorithm. xz is sort of stripped down version of 7-Zip program, although it has its own file format .7z

.xz compresses single file input and does not bundle multiple file in single archive. It is therefore a regular practice to use an archiving technique along with .xz compression. In Linux/Unix it is popularly, tar.

How to open/decompress/extract .tar.xz file?

$ tar -xJf yourfile.tar.xz

-J is the flag to handle .xz files in tar program.

Although, modern tar program can automatically determine what compression technique is used and apply thereby. You can simply run the following and it should work

$ tar -xf yourfile.tar.xz