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Standard User cheshire_man
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 02-Oct-11 23:31:51
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File splitting utilities


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I'm looking for a file splitting utility which will enable me to send a large file to a cousin in Canada. I don't want to make him have the corresponding recombining software so, I guess, it'll need in some way to have a little recombining utility 'built in'.

Gsplit seems one possibility.

Anyway got experience of such software?

Tony
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 03-Oct-11 00:33:12
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Re: File splitting utilities


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In reply to a post by cheshire_man:
I'm looking for a file splitting utility which will enable me to send a large file to a cousin in Canada. I don't want to make him have the corresponding recombining software so, I guess, it'll need in some way to have a little recombining utility 'built in'.

Gsplit seems one possibility.

Anyway got experience of such software?
Winrar,winzip,
Standard User H20JON
(newbie) Mon 03-Oct-11 07:35:53
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Re: File splitting utilities


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Is this any use ?

http://www.sizablesend.com/


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Standard User cheshire_man
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 03-Oct-11 08:57:29
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Re: File splitting utilities


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IIRC Winzip's abilities to span goes back to PKZIP and multiple floppies, and then having to put the last floppy in first and do the floppy shuffle.

Does it satisfy the 'no special software required by the receiver' test?

And Winzip is commercial software! Winrar?

Tony
Standard User cheshire_man
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 03-Oct-11 08:59:11
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Re: File splitting utilities


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Interesting approach. Probably over the top though.

It's subsequently occurred to me that I can upload it to my web space, I have enough, then just email him a link to the file.

Tony
Standard User AEP
(knowledge is power) Mon 03-Oct-11 09:13:59
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Re: File splitting utilities


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7-Zip is open-source and creates very efficiently compressed files. It can create self-extracting archives and can split files. As it's free, it's worth a look.
Standard User philippercival
(committed) Mon 03-Oct-11 09:42:15
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Re: File splitting utilities


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If you are swapping files on anything like a regular basis, why not install dropbox. If you both install it and share a folder with each other, then you just plonk the file in a folder on your machine and it will appear in the folder on his. I appreciate that there is the need to install it.

Otherwise 7-zip as mentioned elsewhere in the thread is great.

Edited by philippercival (Mon 03-Oct-11 09:43:17)

Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 03-Oct-11 12:36:05
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winrar can serve that purpose, it will also compress saving you bandwidth and time assuming it compresses well.
Standard User iand
(experienced) Fri 07-Oct-11 20:21:03
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its the simple things that work. smile

IanD
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