fsplit -- splitting up a binary file
Have you ever wanted to copy a file to diskette that was larger than the
disk's size? Have you then desperately tried to compress the file without
success? Does the system lack a proper split command with the
ability to split up binary files? Then fsplit is for you.
This short shell skript uses the standard 'dd' utility to break a large
binary file into small chunks of custom size.
Get the script and have fun!
fsplit (filename | -) <chunksize>
The file to split up. Give a single hyphen '-' to read data
from standard input.
The size of each chunk in kilobytes.
The program creates files with the 'xx' prefix and a sequential
numerical postfix beginning with '00' (followed by '01' etc.).
The single chunks can be recombined with the cat command:
cat xx* > outfile
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Last modified: Fri Mar 31 18:41:25 1995