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Re: How to maximise the content of my data CD

by inman (Curate)
on Feb 25, 2005 at 12:58 UTC ( #434442=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How to maximise the content of my data CD

Sounds like homework to me ...

You could always use an archiving tool to compress all of the files and span them to the desired media size. I brushed off a version of pkzipc (on windows) and had a play. The following command compresses the data and creates a number of 700Mb files suitable for dropping onto CD.
pkzipc -add -span=1.44 *.doc

Similar opportunities exist with tar on UNIX systems.

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Re^2: How to maximise the content of my data CD
by amaguk (Sexton) on Feb 25, 2005 at 13:47 UTC

    I've already thinked to archive tools, but the problem is if I want to read a specific file on one disk. I must rebuild the archive and extract it. It's too much effort for one file.

    And it's not a homework ;) Just a practical problem (I've a lot of PDF files from articles, excerpt of books, etc and I want to store all these files on CD), and my curiosity to do this with efficience

Re^2: How to maximise the content of my data CD
by zakzebrowski (Curate) on Feb 25, 2005 at 17:53 UTC
    FYI, see also hjsplit, which is a graphical splitter tool...
    Updated: typo.

    Zak - the office

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[Eily]: what? Does that mean we can't blame LanX when he's there?
[marto]: but 5 in total, is odd, where as 10 is even
[marto]: sure, we can blame LanX when he is around, but he is more likely to moan about it :P
[Eily]: there's 6 in total though :P
[Eily]: unless LanX did something to maths when I wasn't looking

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