Issue: Compress in unix server and FTP to windows and open the compress file using Winzip


 
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Issue: Compress in unix server and FTP to windows and open the compress file using Winzip

Hi All !
We have to compress a big data file in unix server and transfer it to windows and uncompress it using winzip in windows.

I have used the utility ZIP like the below.

zip -e <newfilename> df2_test_extract.dat

but when I compress files greater than 4 gb using zip utility, it produces error.

Please suggest me for my requirement.

~Sakthifire
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That's because of a limitation in the ZIP format specification (see Info-ZIPs FAQ). The algorithm ZIP uses uses 32bit pointers, which limits the file size to 2^32 Bytes, or 4 GB.
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Is ther any alternative way to follow other than ZIP utility for the requirement?

~Sakthifire
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You can use zipsplit

http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Zipsplit

or gunzip (man gzip)

Last edited by mkastin; 10-30-2009 at 02:22 PM..
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Thanks a lot UNIX team.

~Sakthifire
 

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