tar vs rar

Björn Lindström bkhl at elektrubadur.se
Tue Oct 19 06:01:14 PDT 2004

dick hoogendijk <dick at nagual.st> writes:

> I like rar for freebsd for the possibility to make predefined archive
> sizes. If I tar a directory and want to burn it (later) to a cdr is it
> possible with (free/OSS) tar to predefine such chunks? Or is there some
> other utility to do this for me?

You can use split (man split) to split any kind of file, including tar
files, up in pieces.

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