Dependent Origination

how to split and join a large file

Posted on: July 16, 2014

$ tar -cvf test.tar.gz directory_name

$ split -b 5M test.tar.gz prefix

you can use -d option to name the pieces with numbers. default this will name the components aa ab…az ba… etc

to join this file, we can use cat command.

$ cat prefix* > test.tar.gz

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