[clug] Cut a file in place.
a.janke at gmail.com
Tue Sep 17 02:24:28 UTC 2019
For those asking it's on a laptop with a limited size SSD and no external
doo-dad. Also, I want to know if it's possible, because it has to be! :)
On Tue, 17 Sep 2019 at 11:05, Alastair D'Silva <alastair at d-silva.org> wrote:
> 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?
> > a
> 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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