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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').
    I use a program called chunker.  It is available on Aminet
(http://ftp.wustl.edu/~aminet/).  The archive has AmigaDos, Unix, and
MSDOS versions.  You will need an lha archive extractor to unpack it.
There are also several other splitting/joining utilities on this site.


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