Joining very large files >2GB?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Super Macho Man, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. Super Macho Man macrumors 6502a

    Super Macho Man

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    I have a 12GB HDTV clip that I split using Split&Concat into 128MB chunks (to make the best use of the space on 3 DVD-Rs, since Split&Concat didn't handle splitting into chunks >2GB). Unix 'cat' is limited to 2GB. HJSplit seems to be limited to 4GB. Anyone know of any split/join programs that support huge files?

    Edit: Just to clarify, I've already split this giant clip, now I want to put it back together by joining the parts.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i dunno if this would help but couldnt you tar it and gzip it in unix?

    tar will combine the files and gzip will compress it

    tar -czvf name.tgz file1 file2

    I think that is the correct format but may not be
     
  3. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    Toast

    Not at all sure if this is what you are looking for but Toast will create an archive and split large files to fit DVDs or CDs... ?? :rolleyes:
     
  4. Super Macho Man thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That will put them together in a tar archive, but it won't join them back together as far as I know. I have a giant file, split into 2 parts, I simply need to merge the parts back together so that the file is restored to its original form.
     

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