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Good evening. I'm in need of direction on the subject.

The file size in question is greater than 4GB and needs to split using strictly the windows command line without any third party interference.

I haven't found anything saying it's possible, but perhaps someone here on OCN could enlighten me (and perhaps others) on the subject.

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You could use HJSplit. http://www.hjsplit.org/ thumb.gif
 
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I know that you can join files using the copy /b command, but I don't think that it is possible to split files without a third party program.

A guy here states that there is no built in program in DOS to split a file.
http://superuser.com/questions/112742/how-to-split-file-into-floppy-within-install-any-software-in-dos-environment
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You could use HJSplit. http://www.hjsplit.org/ thumb.gif

Thanks, but a third party app can't be used.
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I know that you can join files using the copy /b command, but I don't think that it is possible to split files without a third party program.
A guy here states that there is no built in program in DOS to split a file.
http://superuser.com/questions/112742/how-to-split-file-into-floppy-within-install-any-software-in-dos-environment

This is what I'm looking for, most appreciated. thumb.gif
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Quote:
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Quote:
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You could use HJSplit. http://www.hjsplit.org/ thumb.gif

Thanks, but a third party app can't be used.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joakitex View Post

I know that you can join files using the copy /b command, but I don't think that it is possible to split files without a third party program.
A guy here states that there is no built in program in DOS to split a file.
http://superuser.com/questions/112742/how-to-split-file-into-floppy-within-install-any-software-in-dos-environment

This is what I'm looking for, most appreciated. thumb.gif

Woops. Completely missed that part! doh.gif
 
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out of curiousity, why do you want to split the file and how big is it?
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out of curiousity, why do you want to split the file and how big is it?

It was a question one of the techs asked here at work. I'm a cmd guru and had no idea how without a 3rd party and figured I'd give OCN a shot.

The exact file size is unknown to me. I was given the answer "It's huge" (That's what she said!) and assumed >4GB. tbh I'm thinking the file may be upwards of =>20GB now that I think about it.
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Quote:
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It was a question one of the techs asked here at work. I'm a cmd guru and had no idea how without a 3rd party and figured I'd give OCN a shot.
The exact file size is unknown to me. I was given the answer "It's huge" (That's what she said!) and assumed >4GB. tbh I'm thinking the file may be upwards of =>20GB now that I think about it.

sweet, didnt mean to pry, just wondering.. lol oh so know i know a cmd guru if i need advice tongue.gif
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I'm no Linux command-line guru but I'd put money on that being easy in Linux biggrin.gif and yes I realize you said Windows, but I don't understand why all the restrictions if this isn't some academic question.
 
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sweet, didnt mean to pry, just wondering.. lol oh so know i know a cmd guru if i need advice tongue.gif

Windows Wrangler says it all. lol If one knows MS-DOS commands, anything is possible... kind of... as you can see.
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I'm no Linux command-line guru but I'd put money on that being easy in Linux biggrin.gif and yes I realize you said Windows, but I don't understand why all the restrictions if this isn't some academic question.

Yea, I found plenty on linux/unix being able to do it.

The reason being is the file is being distributed through SCCM, which is entirely Windows based, which is also why a third party app can't be used.

As a sidenote, linux terminal is not much different from MS-DOS. Just different built-in names, options and whatnot. Learn one and you learn them all, in essence.
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