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Re: New tool for packing files into an ISO image

Tom Horsley wrote:
On Thu, 8 Dec 2011 18:50:46 -0800
BitBucket wrote:


I'm a bit behind the curve (as a matter of policy, mostly).  What would be
an 'old' tool for packing files into an ISO image that you were improving
upon?  Looking for Windows GUI-based tools here, to pack offloads onto DVDs.
As far as I know, there is no old tool for doing this. This one is
new because I just wrote it, not because it replicates the function
of some old tool (at least I couldn't find any existing tool
or I probably wouldn't have written this one :-).

There is a useful tool for determining what will fit on a media size, and it has been around. since the mid 1990s, called breaker. It takes as input a list of items and sizes, such as are creates by
  ls -s | sort -n
  du -S | sort -n
and you provide the size of the media, optional rounding up in size of each item, optional fixed overhead per item (tar/cpio headers), and have options to generate a file list inone-file-per-media format and optionally use a format suitable for the "graftpoints" option in cdrecord.

It's still on public.tmr.com as source, I started it before CD burners were common and I was backing up a massice 600MB drive to 60MB takes. The problem hasn't changed, the numbers have just gotten bigger. :-(

Bill Davidsen<davidsen@tmr.com>
  We are not out of the woods yet, but we know the direction and have
taken the first step. The steps are many, but finite in number, and if
we persevere we will reach our destination.  -me, 2010

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