Commit 35b0f5b2 authored by Erick Hitter's avatar Erick Hitter

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# tar-split
Archive a large directory in manageable chunks.
## Generate
```bash
./generate large-directory/
```
A set of tar files called `file-[\d].tar` will be created in this directory.
## Extract
**All segments of the chunked archive must be present to untar.**
If the tar files are gzipped or otherwise compressed, uncompress them back to tarballs first. They cannot, however, be individually untarred.
```bash
./extract
```
The archives will be extracted relative to this directory.
## Credit & License
Credit belongs to enzotib and Nemo on [StackExchange](https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/21374).
Licensed under CC 3.0 By-SA.
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