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Re: Question re: splitting files

> 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 usually just tar up the bunch of files that I want to archive, and then
use split (ie, split -b1423k inputfilename outputfilenameprefix).
To reassemble, just do a "cat outputfilenameprefix* > inputfilename", and
run "tar -xf inputfilename".

I wouldn't mind finding out a better way that can be used with other OS'
(including DOS and DOS-descended OS').

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