File splitting

Intel / Q6600
April 23, 2009 at 05:12:16
Specs: Windows XP SP2 64 bit, 2.4ghz QUAD, 4GB OCZ RAM
I have an ISO that is 9 gb I need to split it in half so my idea was to some how copy half the file and then export it as a new file and do the same to the second half somehow but I have no clue of how to do this as I cannot put it as a variable then phrase it.

(For the records I am aware I can do this with a program but I like to learn how to do stuff and this would really make my day in some odd way)


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#1
April 23, 2009 at 09:22:12
When you say you want to split it, do you mean you want to make two smaller ISO files out of it (so that you can burn two CDs) or you just want to create two parts that you will subsequently join together to recreate the original ISO file?

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#2
April 23, 2009 at 16:11:35
Two parts so that I can transfer it to another computer so basically

Split
Burn
Copy to other computer
Join using another batch file (Already written)


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#3
April 24, 2009 at 10:52:59
It can be split with a third-party utility, such as GNU 'head' and 'tail' (head.exe and tail.exe) or with a VBScript or C++ application. I don't think it can be done in a batch file.

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#4
April 24, 2009 at 11:30:03
you can use GNU csplit. put the csplit command in a file, save it and run it like a batch file.

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#5
April 24, 2009 at 22:37:38
I have installed the coreutils package (.exe install) since it is the one that contains csplit command but when I type csplit /? into cmd it says unknown command what do I do?

Sorry but Im sorta new to batch


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#6
April 24, 2009 at 22:54:51
Do you mean cmd's "??? is not recognized as an internal or external command" babble? If so, then you need to type the full path to csplit in cmd. For example, if it's on your desktop, then something like cmd c:\"documents and settings"\administrator\desktop\csplit

If you mean csplit spits out the error, then /? isn't a valid command line switch for the program.

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#7
April 24, 2009 at 22:58:54
Well the packages I downloaded didn't put anything into my system 32 and there is no file called csplit.exe but there is a file called csplit.po and csplit.c1. another problem is I had to download the zip and put the files in manually for the second package due to the second installer failing due to a folder called "zzzzzzzzzzzz/zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz/zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz/zzzzzzzzzzz
in there folders to be copied =\

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#8
April 24, 2009 at 23:08:06
Okay I have worked out where the csplit.exe is it too much looking but I found it, thanks everyone for your help

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