Splitting a file to burn on cd's

Poff

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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.
 

persolo

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Apr 7, 2005
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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.
 

Blue Velvet

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Poff said:
I imagined it would be easy to use Stuffit for this...
Unfortunately, you need the full version of Stuffit for this which you have to pay for.

It's called 'spanning' an archive.
 

Poff

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

Blue Velvet said:
Unfortunately, you need the full version of Stuffit for this which you have to pay for.

It's called 'spanning' an archive.
Hmm.. too bad. Seems the other method worked, tho. :)
 
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