many years ago I wrote a little utility in Rexx on OS2 which would split
large files and create a re-join script at the target. At those days one
would split files such that they would fit on individual diskettes
(1.2MB, 1.44 MB, and 2.88 MB). In the last few years file-sizes (mostly
multimedia files) tend to become so large, that splitting them into
sizes fitting CD-ROMs has become a standard procedure.
Now I got someone with a 16 GB file he wanted to split with that
OS2-based little Rexx utilitiy ("lsplit.cmd") but would not get correct
results anymore. (He wanted to split the file to fit on DVDs.)
So the new ooRexx version in the works, which will alleviate this
problem, is now really becoming relevant even for end-users!
Just thought this to be interesting.
P.S.: Funnily enough that user prefers the Rexx solution over WinRars
split functionality, as the latter seems to be *way* slower than the
Rexx solution, believe it or not!