Snow Leopard users - workaround for the non-SL "Split & Concat" app

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  1. glossywhite macrumors 65816

    glossywhite

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    Hi to all you Snow Leopard adopters!. Okay, so you may or may not know, that Unix systems, including Mac OS X, have the same native functionality as the application "Split & Concat" (which currently DOESN'T work on Snow Leopard!).

    Here is what you do, to join your .001, .002 etc files:

    1/ Launch "Terminal.app" & cd to the location of the .001 .002 .003 (etc) files, that normally require "Split & Concat" to join. Eg, if you download to the default location - ~/Downloads, type:

    Code:
    cd ~/Downloads
    2/ do:

    Code:
    ls
    ... to show all the files, then do the following:

    Make sure you know what filetype the RESULTING file will be, afterwards; for example:

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    File1.avi.001
    File1.avi.002
    FIle1.avi.003
    File1.avi.004
    ... would mean that the RESULTING file, will be "File1.avi", so what you would need to type into Terminal would be this:

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    cat File1.avi.001 File1.avi.002 File1.avi.003 File1.avi.004 > File1.avi
    Rinse and repeat, adding as many parts as there are to your split file, to the command, as necessary. If there are five parts, just add them ALL, sequentially, as shown above.

    Who needs Split & Concat, eh?! ;)
     
  2. glossywhite thread starter macrumors 65816

    glossywhite

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  3. InvalidUserID macrumors 6502a

    InvalidUserID

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    2nd for Machacha...I find it quite easy to use but to each their own.

    Good luck, S&C might release an update soon.
     
  4. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

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    Thanks for the post but farting around in Terminal is a pain in the arse. I much prefer mindless clicking. :)
     
  5. MaskingTape macrumors regular

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    You drag the .001 file onto the icon of machacha... don't really see how that's hard? lol
     
  6. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

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    MacHacha works fine.

    I found this somewhere:

    Here is my testing to date:

    Stuffit Expander: Does not recognize the file format
    MacHacha: Joined a 7.8 gig file successfully
    hjsplit_g.jar: Needed to be on the same drive as the files, but
    joined a 7.8 gig file successfully
    Slice: Quit unexpectedly 2x at the 3.3 gig mark
    The Unarchiver: Does not recognize the file format
     
  7. glossywhite thread starter macrumors 65816

    glossywhite

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    Thanks, Larry! :p

    "Pretty, prettttty good", after all then?.
     
  8. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    thanks op. The less stuff I have to experiment with the better. Will get split and concat when its released though.
     
  9. jephwhy macrumors newbie

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  10. wesrk macrumors 6502a

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    edit due to recent success.
    Machacha now works for me using the 64 bit or the universal for SL
     
  11. Purpin macrumors newbie

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    MacHacha

    I recently downloaded a torrent COD6MW2 for mac off of thepiratebay, and I had 114 zip files that no program could recognize. I saw this here and downloaded MacHacha and it worked easily :eek:
    Just open one of the files with MacHacha, and it processes and merges all of them in a small window.

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    When done it kept previous files incase it didn't work and created one large zip file compatible with Archive Utility.

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