Split a file one piece at a time, when using the split command isn't an option (not enough disk space)

dd if=inputfile of=split3 bs=16m count=32 skip=64
bs = buffer size (basically defined the size of a "unit" used by count and skip) count = the number of buffers to copy (16m * 32 = 1/2 gig) skip = (32 * 2) we are grabbing piece 3...which means 2 have already been written so skip (2 * count) i will edit this later if i can to make this all more understandable

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By: jearsh
2010-02-21 10:09:46

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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