Splitting large zip archives

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Wed Mar 16 15:52:42 UTC 2016


  On Wed, 16 Mar 2016 14:48:31 +0100, iceblink wrote:
  >split -b 2000000000 hugefile
  >
  >would take the hugefile and split into 2000000000 byte chunks, and
  >name those chunks xaa, xab, etc

  On Tue, 15 Mar 2016 14:00:29 +0000, R Kimber wrote:
  >I need to be able to slpit large zip archives (e.g. 9GB) into smaller
  >zip archives (<4GB) so that individual files are not split across the
                      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >smaller archives.
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

So I suspect that 'split' isn't what the OP wants.

  On Wed, 16 Mar 2016 13:31:39 +0000, R Kimber wrote:
  >Maybe I'll have to try writing a script to do what I want.

Many years ago I wanted to get something similar for other archives and
somebody already has written a script, but I don't remember the link
anymore.

However, if you should write a script, consider to post it at
http://pastebin.com/ or similar and to post the link here, since it
might be useful for pother users too.

Regards,
Ralf




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