[CentOS] Re: tar spanning

Thu May 15 22:32:56 UTC 2008
Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com>

on 5-15-2008 1:31 PM Simon Jolle sjolle spake the following:
> On 05/15/2008 05:27 AM, Nick Fenwick wrote:
>> For what it's worth, I usually use rar for this task, because I can
>> figure out the command line in about 10 seconds by running 'rar' with no
>> arguments and check the help output, and they confuse my Windows-y
>> friends less if I need to pass them around.  Install rar from rpmforge.
> I admit RAR is a file archiver that archives with very high compression
> ratios and is very popular in windows world.
> But is proprietary software (not Open Source).
> I recommend you using 7zip[0] currently leader in high compression on
> unix-like systems.
>> To split a directory of files into roughly 700Mb bits:
>> rar a -v700000k rarname_to_create.rar dir_of_files
> 7za a -v700m rarname_to_create.rar dir_of_files
> Pre-packaged RPM is available at RPMforge[1]
You just can't beat one thing about tar and gzip on unix like systems -- they 
all come with it "from the factory".

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