Splitting a file to burn on cd's

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  1. Poff macrumors 65816

    Poff

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    #1
    I have a big(7.43GB) iMovie-file that I need to split up and burn to cd's.
    I imagined it would be easy to use Stuffit for this, but seems it cannot split up files. So does anyone know of an easy way to split this file up in 700MB parts? Some compression along the way wouldn't be wrong, either.
     
  2. persolo macrumors newbie

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    If you know your way around in terminal.app you can just use the little program "split":

    Code:
    split -b 700m file_to_split prefix_name_for_output_files
    If you want to zip it as well you may use the program gzip and pipe this into the command above.
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    #3
    Unfortunately, you need the full version of Stuffit for this which you have to pay for.

    It's called 'spanning' an archive.
     
  4. Poff thread starter macrumors 65816

    Poff

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    #4
    thanks a lot. :) Well, now I've split the file, but how do I merge the parts together again?

    Hmm.. too bad. Seems the other method worked, tho. :)
     
  5. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    #5
    cat file1 file2 > file_new

    cheers
     
  6. Poff thread starter macrumors 65816

    Poff

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