[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: floppy sized packages

On Wed, Oct 09, 2002 at 11:56:18AM +0200, Claudio Bley wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-10-09 at 11:27, Karl E. Jorgensen wrote:
> > What about zip archives that span disks? You won't get much compression
> > (if any) out of it, but...
> > 
> > PS: never used XP, but zip has been able to do this for quite a while
> > (at least since 2.04g in the bad old DOS days)
> AFAIK, disc spanning only works when all files in the zip archive are
> smaller than the space on the medium you want to transfer it to. The
> files in the archive are just distributed over several floppies then,
> but without splitting them apart. 

Back when I had a FAT16 partition (hda1, ~100M) on my laptop and I
couldn't access the network with that system (borked NIC), I copied
pkzip onto that partition, and booted with an old DOS floppy. pkzip
could split over disks, mid-file, and properly reattach them at the
other end. I'm not sure if unzip could handle them properly, though.


Reply to: