Re: Question re: splitting files
> Hello all...
> Is there any way in Debian I can break files down to floppy size for
> archive purposes? Say I want to backup netscape so I don't have to go
> back and download it again if I do a complete re-install...
> How do I accomplish this? and how do I re-assemble the pieces to install
> the program?
> I haven't found any documentation on this (or I'm not looking for the
> right thing :^)
Say the stuff you want to backup is in a directory called `bla'. Then
you would do
tar czvf bla.tgz bla
split -b 1423k bla.tgz bla.
^ type this dot to make it look better
This will give you a number of files called bla.aa bla.ab bla.ac etc,
that fit exactly on an MS-DOS formatted disk. Put them on a floppy
and remove bla.?? bla.tgz.
If you want to restore later, you go to the parent dir of bla, copy the
files from the floppies there, and do
cat bla.?? > bla.tgz
tar xzvf bla.tgz
and presto! You may want to read the man pages on tar, split and cat
so that you will know what you are doing :)
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