Simple (quick and dirty) Multi-Part Archive using 7z and CLI

Sometimes simple is better. File Roller wouldn’t create a multipart no matter what i tried so I turned to cli for a solution, and found it with 7z.

In this case I need to archive a 1.2GB iso file to a four part archive, with a volume size of 300mb. I didn’t delve into all the intricacies of what 7z can do, just the basics.

This produced four files:

Breakdown:

7z: calls the program
a: creates an archive
-t7z: selects 7z as the archive type (there are others)
-v300M: tells 7z to create 300mb archive parts
output and input files should be obvious. You could replace the input file with a directory!

will give more detail on options

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