Split_file in XFCE version

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Split_file in XFCE version

Post#1 by don570 » 18 Sep 2012, 23:50

http://www.datafilehost.com/download-104ab6e3.html
I"ve taken a script on the puppy forum rightclick_split_file and converted it
so it can be used on porteus ---> the XFCE edition only. It requires Thunar file manager

Both root and guest can use the script to split up a large file.
It can be useful to store an ISO in a free data hosting service that puts limits
on file size.

It allows a large file such as an ISO to be split up
to avoid size limits that file hosting services impose on users.

I've also posted it on puppy linux forum
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=80872

Instructions: Right click on file. Follow the menu to split file.
A folder is created automatically. Inside is a script that will
reassemble the chunks back to the original file.

You should test it so that you are comfortable that it works.


User must go through a new log in to see the new right click menu
(see picture)

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Here's an example where I used it to split up an Apple OS8.img file into several chunks. Then I
recombined the chunks with the aid of the script that is created automatically.


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Re: Split_file in XFCE version

Post#2 by brokenman » 20 Sep 2012, 02:30

Hey this looks really useful! What's the file size of the script?
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Re: Split_file in XFCE version

Post#3 by don570 » 20 Sep 2012, 20:00

I didn't write the basic script... a German programmer/musician did that

It uses the basic 'split' command. Very simple.

There are several files because it is localized and it uses
Thunar to show a menu after a right click on a file icon.

So it's only about 200 lines of code.

Posted after 3 minutes 53 seconds:
New version 1.8

-warns if folder is chosen
-warns if file chosen is less than one megabyte in size.

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