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Old 01-27-2005, 11:37 AM   #1
Phyrexicaid
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Creating a spanning archive with tar


The subject is pretty self explanatory, I've downloaded something at work and need to fit it onto a 128 mb flash disk, the file is 130mb... so I need to be able to create a spanning archive with tar. Looked at the wiki and man pages and couldn't see anything (didn't understand maybe?)

Commands would be appreciated!

Dave
 
Old 01-27-2005, 12:51 PM   #2
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Use the "split" utility to uhh.. split the tar file
 
Old 01-27-2005, 01:02 PM   #3
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wicked, now that I've broken humpty dumpty how do I put him back together again? And how did you find that command !?! Years of linux is my guess

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okay I tried "cat file1 file2" and it printed to screen, not pretty seeing 130mb. any suggestions

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Old 01-27-2005, 03:53 PM   #4
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Try
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cat file1 file2 > allfiles
Years of linux? Hardly. More like trying to find a way to split strings in the shell without going into a fullblown sed/awk session.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 08:04 PM   #5
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Only two files to recombine? You must have missed the fun of splitting a copy of the kernel source tar archive so that it'd fit on 1.44MB floppies. I'm still running across old AOL floppies that have "xaf", "xag", etc. scrawled across the label.
 
  


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