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paragkalra 09-16-2008 10:57 AM

Command line utility to split a zip file
 
Hello Folks,

I am trying to use "zipsplit" to split a 6 GB file into 3 parts but not being able to do so.

Can anyone please share it's syntax.

Also I had one more question although it belongs to Windows.

I need a free command line utility on windows as well to split the same 6 GB file into 3 parts.

I have tried winzip (but it is not free).

Also I have tried to use Cam UZIP and 7zip to split a zip file (through command line) but just can't figure out how to use the syntax.

Has anyone used any command line tool before on Windows to split the zip files.

matthewg42 09-16-2008 11:09 AM

What is the purpose of the splitting? If you just want to split it into chunks to fit on some media, you could use "split". You can later re-constitute the full file by using cat.

If you want the three parts to be valid zip files in themselves that is trickier. If I had a need for such a tool, I would consider using "dar", which is a little like tar, but has lots of extra features like spanning archive files over media and the like.


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