split -b 4700000000 file.img.gz file.img.gz.

Split huge file into DVD+R size chunks for burning

Real DVD+R size is 4700372992 bytes, but I round down a little to be safe. To reconstitute use cat. "cat file.img.gz.aa file.img.gz.ab ..... > file.img.gz"
Sample Output
file.img.gz.aa
file.img.gz.ab
file.img.gz.ac
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.
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2010-03-18 15:42:27

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