[clug] Cut a file in place.
alastair at d-silva.org
Tue Sep 17 01:05:06 UTC 2019
On Tue, 2019-09-17 at 09:31 +1000, Andrew Janke via linux wrote:
> Hi all,
> Let's say I have a 26GB compressed archive and 17GB of spare disk
> space and
> want to cut it up into chunks. The internet says no, but this list
> typically doesn't fail me.
> Chop a bit off the front and then use truncate the file? Seems a
> risky way
> but the option that I'll have?
Is the archive something you can recreate? If so, remove and recreate
it with something like:
tar jcvf - /some/dir | split -b 1M - outfile.
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