multi-volume archives

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Sat Sep 21 08:38:16 UTC 2019

On Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:30:03 +0700
Victor Sudakov <vas at> wrote:

> 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. 

	Gnu tar (in ports/packages as gtar) has support for multi-volume
splitting (-M) which by default prompts for the next volume to be installed
(so you could write direct to the flash drive) or can use a script to
generate the next volume filename. I vaguely recall using it a long time

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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