Splitting large zip archives

R Kimber richardkimber at btinternet.com
Wed Mar 16 13:31:39 UTC 2016

On Wed, 16 Mar 2016 04:07:54 -0800
Tony Baechler wrote:

> What version of zip are you running and are you on 32-bit or 64-bit? If 
> you're running zipsplit on 64-bit, it shouldn't have that limitation.
> That may be a limitation of the zip standard, in which case you're out of
> luck. I think that version 6.00 and up of zip should have large file
> support, but I also remember that it might not support the zip64 spec
> used by WinZip and other tools on Windows. I recall reading that zip 7.0
> might support zip64 archives, but I think that's on the todo list and who
> knows if or when that will happen. Another option might be funzip. You
> could try filtering each archive into zip and creating new, smaller
> archives.

Thanks. I'm using 64-bit Ubuntu 15.10 with zip 3.0  (3.0-11, which is the
one in the repo.)  Unzip seems to be version 6.00 (6.0-17ubuntu1.2).

The zipsplit manpage says:-
       Does not yet support large (> 2 GB) or split archives.

Unless I've misunderstood funzip, it only acts on the first item in an

Maybe I'll have to try writing a script to do what I want.

- Richard.
Richard Kimber

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