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From "Bill Rich" <>
Subject RE: Size of zip file
Date Wed, 19 Oct 2005 15:42:49 GMT
No "cat" was not one of the utils I remember for this job. All they did was
divide a zip file into parts as close to the specified max as possible and
put them back together. IIRC the individual parts were not usable on their
own. It was merely a way to package the file so it would fit on removeable
media. I think there was also an index file written that listed the files
that had been made so the merge file could put them back together. I am
pretty sure it was intended for use with archive/backup files only, but, I
could be wrong.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gisbert Amm [] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 11:59 PM
To: Ant Users List
Subject: Re: Size of zip file

Bill Rich wrote:
> Many years ago (when floppies and sneaker net were the tranport method 
> of
> choice) there were two Unix utilities available to split a zip file 
> into parts and merge the parts back to a single zip file. I don't 
> remember who supplied them or if they are even still available.

Do you probably mean "split" and "cat"?

Gisbert Amm

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