multi-volume archives

Victor Sudakov vas at
Sat Sep 21 06:30:14 UTC 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Which is now the most convenient way to create multi-volume archives? To
fit an archive on a FAT32 flash drive, a volume size should not exceed 4g. 

I have traditionally used "tar | split" to pack, then "cat | tar" to
unpack. But split is very slow, and generally this way is clumsy.

I don't want to use "zip -s" either, because I think zip does not
preserve symlinks, hardlinks, permissions... to cut a long story short,
I don't believe in zip as a Unix archiver.

Any more ideas?

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
2:5005/49 at fidonet
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