Re: does debian have other utilities similar to multicd ??
On Sun, Jan 04, 2009 at 08:36:56PM -0500, Joey L wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 2:34 PM, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. <
> email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Sunday 04 January 2009, "Joey L" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote about 'Re:
> > does debian have other utilities similar to multicd ??':
> > >file by file copy to some media
> > >no compression
> > >no "archive"
> > >readable with other OS
> > >if the directories specified are greater then the media max size (i.e.
> > > 4gig DVD-R) the program or script will prompt you for the next media.
> > Not possible. At least not without installing some software on the "other
> > OS".
> > Since you've specified no archive, the filesystem must be responsible for
> > determining what disk a particular file/directory is on and asking for you
> > to be prompted.
> > DVDs are either iso9660 (rare, old) or UDF (normally). Neither of these
> > filesystems has this feature. I actually don't know any filesystem that
> > has this feature. If there is, you'd need to make sure that all the OSes
> > you have can read (at least) that filesystem, and use it on the DVDs.
> > There are unfortunately, too much truly cross-OS filesystems. Installing
> > them is generally a good bit harder than installing a program, also.
> > Instead of having it implemented at the filesytem level, there might be a
> > program which would use a normal iso9660 or UDF filesystem, and then store
> > data about the other volumes in special files. You'd have to use that
> > program from doing the copy (not normal burning software) and you'd have
> > to use that program for reading, if you wanted the information stored
> > across multiple volumes to all be visible. In "standard" file managers,
> > you'd just see only the files stored wholely on that volume.
> > Of course, if you are having to use s special program to read and write
> > data to the volumes, you might as well just use an existing proper
> > archiver, just look for one that supports all the OSes you use.
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> Well thanks for the reply - I think i narrowed it down.
> 1). Multicd - does the job - the issue there is that we need to do it on
> iso9660 filesystem and NOT the ext2 filesystem that come by default.
> Does anyone know how to change that ???
> 2). Mondoarchive - does the job - the issue is that though it saves it on an
> iso9660 filesystem, the archieve files are not readable by windows based
> machines because it uses bz2 instead of zipfiles. Does anyone know how to
> change Mondoarchive to zip file format storage...does it do that ?
7zip, winrar and many other read it just fine. .gz is not supported
natively there as well.
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