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> multi volume tar bundles?
post Mar 10 2006, 05:51 PM
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Hi there

I regularly have to create tar-bundles, each of which can only be 30Mb or smaller. The total size of all my files may be 90-150Mb.

If I wanted to create a single tarbundle of all the files, it'd be easy:
> tar cvf mytar.tar *

Instead I have to type in:
> tar cvf bundle1.tar file1 file2...file21
> tar cvf bundle2.tar file22 file23...
> tar cvf bundle3.tar ...
ie, I have to type in each file name separately. This is a pain. Since I do this regularly, I would LOVE to find a way to create these tarbundles automatically, where each tar bundle is only 30Mb or smaller. According to the "tar" manual, there is something called "mulit-volume tar bundle". This sounds like it might be what I'm looking for?? But I can't figure out how to use this option.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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