> > if that should work, then so should this:
> > cat file1 file2 ... | bunzip2 | tar xvf -
> > (and given the probably size of a bzipped tar that needed to be
> > split, i'd guess it would be preferable)
> Probably what you really want here is a program that reads
> the CDs directly and sends the output to a pipe, prompting
> for each CD as needed. I know I've seen one of those in the
> past but I can't remember the name.
i think cpio will do it, all by itself. of course, last time i
tried it was almost exactly 20 years ago now.
paul fox, pgf@... (arlington, ma, where it's 72.9 degrees)