Create a Multi-Part Archive Without Proprietary Junkware

tar czv Pictures | split -d -a 3 -b 16M - pics.tar.gz.
Leave it to a proprietary software vendor to turn a cheap and easy parlor trick into a selling point. "Hey guys, why don't we turn our _collection of multiple files_ into a *collection of multiple files*!!" Extract the ^above with this: cat pics.tar.gz.??? | tar xzv ^extract on any Unix - no need to install junkware! (If you must make proprietary software, at least make it do something *new*) if [ -e windows ]; then use 7-Zip

By: asmoore82
2009-06-09 19:48:01

What Others Think

if [ -e windows ]; then use Cygwin
Ben · 589 weeks and 4 days ago
Obviously, to reconstruct a single original tar/tar.gz file just cat all the files, redirecting output to a file: cat pics.tar.gz??? > single_tarfile.tar.gz
bwoodacre · 589 weeks and 4 days ago
-d is not avail on macos (split) tar czv FILE_OR_FOLDER | split -a 3 -b 16m - pics.tar.gz
vigo · 589 weeks and 4 days ago

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