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Why are tar archive formats switching to xz compression to replace bzip2 and what about gzip?

More and more tar archives use the xz format based on LZMA2 for compression instead of the traditional bzip2(bz2) compression. In fact kernel.org made a late "Good-bye bzip2" announcement, 27th Dec. ...
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linux + xzcat command

Please advice from where ( which site ) I can download the xzcat Linux command? I am using linux version 5.4 I tried to download the xzcat from the site: ...