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Old 04-04-2008, 05:20 AM   #1
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Joining splitted files


I'd like to join files of an archive which are splitted using split at Redhat Linux. Know I should use cat, unfortunately I've got to use Windows. Anybody knows which Windows program is capable?

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Create a dos batch file that uses "copy" with the /b option.

Read the short help for copy. It says you can use
copy /b file1+file2+file3 destfile


copy /b file* destfile

The latter is like using cat but you don't use redirection.


Just an FYI. They are "split" files.

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Old 04-09-2008, 11:26 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply jschiwal,

your reply: copy /b file* destfile

It works great for archives which ain't compressed. Unfortunately, I'm working with tar -z option:

tar -cvlzf - /home/don/ | split -a 2 -b 4000000000 /home/samba/externharddisk/backup/homedon.tar

I tried 7-zip. It creates an output with the name '[Content]', but I can't do anything with it. Since the totall-archive will be 9GB I suppose there'll be another problem in Windows: file size limit?

Hope you / someone can help me.



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