OT: usage of split
kirk at strauser.com
Mon Jun 20 13:46:12 GMT 2005
On Sunday 19 June 2005 22:31, Andrew L. Gould wrote:
> 1. Can the split utility be used on binary files?
> 2. How does one rejoin the resulting split files to recreate the
> original file? I assume you can cat text files into a new file using
> redirection (>>); but can you do that with a binary file?
Yes. From the first line of the cat(1) man page: "cat - concatenate files".
There you have it - "cat" is short for "concatenate". It's the opposite of
If you want to prove it to yourself, try using cmp or md5 to compare before
and after versions of split-and-rejoined files.
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