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Creating spanned archives

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by coolpcguy, Jan 28, 2007.

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  1. coolpcguy

    coolpcguy Thread Starter

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    Hi
    I would like to create spanned zip archives.
    Say if I want to divide a 4 GB file and give it to someone on cds. (He
    should be able to open it and assemble it on windows, that's why I
    asked spanning.)
    Any suggestions will be welcome
    Thanks
     
  2. saikee

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    I got the feeling this can be done in dd but I never tried it myself.

    In dd you write parts of the file at whatever length you wish and join them together by the copy command in Windows with "+" between the parts.

    You may find this thread helpful.

    I have never broken up a file this way but have joined up several CD iso to form a DVD iso, all in accordance with the download site instructions.
     
  3. coolpcguy

    coolpcguy Thread Starter

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    thanks.. much appreciated..
     
  4. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    I would assume you have Zip, Unzip installed on your Linux machine. If so, you probably have zipsplit installed as well.
     
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