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Old 05-17-2011, 02:31 AM   #1
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Split large file and transfer to windows external drive


How does one split a large linux file and transfer to windows external drive ?
 
Old 05-17-2011, 02:39 AM   #2
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Hello,

You can use the split command. Type "man split" for general information about it. An example would be like so:
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split -b M 2 largefile.tar.gz
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Josh
 
Old 05-17-2011, 02:42 AM   #3
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

You can use the split command to split a large file in smaller files. On a Linux machine you can join them quite easily on the command line but I'm not sure how to do that on Windows. You could however use a utility like rar to create the split files and use WinRAR on Windows. Have a look at this page for the Linux way. Look at the man page for rar to find out how to do it with rar, I believe it's something like this:
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rar a -v2048k largefile ouputfile
which should create files of 2Mb. Have fun with Linux.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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