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From Ron Wheeler <rwhee...@artifact-software.com>
Subject Re: Size of zip file
Date Wed, 19 Oct 2005 16:54:39 GMT
Probably split and cat.

Ron


Rhino wrote:

>I don't use Linux a lot but I was curious about this issue and found some
>online man pages that described 'split' and it definitely looks like the
>command to use to slice and dice a file into smaller pieces.
>
>Unfortunately, they don't identify the command that merges the smaller files
>together again! [I'll spare you my standard rant about glaring deficiencies
>in man pages].
>
>However, the "see also" section of the man page for 'split' says that the
>full documentation is maintained as a Texinfo manual and that 'info split'
>should give you more. Maybe it even tells you what command 'unsplits' the
>smaller files back into a single larger file.
>
>I had a look at some of the other commands that were listed for Linux and
>saw both a 'merge' and a 'join' which looked promising but the articles made
>it clear that they were no going to put the split files back together again.
>There are roughly a gazillion different linux commands in this list and I
>don't have time to read all the articles to see which one is the right
>command so I'll leave you to find that on your own :-)
>
>Rhino
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>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Bill Rich" <bill@wilandra.com>
>To: "'Ant Users List'" <user@ant.apache.org>
>Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 11:42 AM
>Subject: RE: Size of zip file
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>>No "cat" was not one of the utils I remember for this job. All they did
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>was
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>>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.
>>
>>Bill
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Gisbert Amm [mailto:gia@webde.de]
>>Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 11:59 PM
>>To: Ant Users List
>>Subject: Re: Size of zip file
>>
>>Bill Rich wrote:
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>>>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.
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>>>
>>Do you probably mean "split" and "cat"?
>>
>>Regards,
>>Gisbert Amm
>>
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