file splitter and merger??

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Thu Nov 29 02:23:56 UTC 2007

Dave Ihnat wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 10:35:32AM +1100, Lux Zhang wrote:
>> what are tools to split a large file (etc 700mb a.avi) into small
>> pieces and then the merger to merge them?
> People have suggested 'split' and 'cat'.  These are at best marginal, at
> worst simply won't work for binary files.

I can't recall a case where split with a byte count followed by a cat of 
the generated files didn't reproduce the input.  What can possibly go wrong?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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