Compress archive(s) or directory(ies) and split the output file

rar a -m5 -v5M -R myarchive.rar /home/
a - archive m5 - compression level, 0= lowest compression...1...2...3...4...5= max compression -v5M split the output file in 5 megabytes archives, change to 700 for a CD, or 4200 for a DVD R recursive for directories, do not use it for files It's better to have the output of a compression already split than use the 'split' command after compression, would consume the double amount of disk space. Found at

By: piovisqui
2009-05-27 15:53:18

What Others Think

what i ask myself now is: who wants to use rar on unix?
bubo · 676 weeks and 5 days ago
I use sometimes unrar-gpl as unfortunatly neither tar+{gzip,bzip,lzma} nor 7z are widely used.
MaciejPiechotka · 676 weeks and 5 days ago
rar is proprietary junkware! Learn Unix: tar czv Pictures | split -d -a 3 -b 5M - pics.tar.gz. ^that doesn't "consume" any extra space and decompresses like so... cat pics.tar.gz.??? | tar xzv ^extract on any Unix - no extra proprietary junkware to install!
asmoore82 · 674 weeks and 6 days ago
When you are making torrents to share, rar is the standard format for multi-file packages. And some torrent users do work on Linux.
flatlinebb · 661 weeks and 5 days ago
This post is really helpful for me. I clearly understand about the Compress archive(s) or directory(ies) and split the output file very well. Entrust Care High Wycombe It is somehow a bit difficult topic for me
Kaitlyn · 15 weeks and 1 day ago

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