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How do I split a 7GB (movie) file into smaller files of (say) 1GB, and then (in another Ubuntu computer) integrate them to get the original file (using just bash commands)?

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split -b 1G -d bigfile bigfile-part
cat bigfile-part* > bigfile
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+1 best method. I usually like to check that everything worked by running 'md5sum bigfile' before and after. –  scottl Nov 10 '10 at 3:15
it didn't want the -d –  ClothSword Jan 10 '14 at 15:07

To split the file into 1024MBs, using a terminal:

split --bytes=1024m original_filename /destination/path/prefix

To get the orifinal file:

cat /source/path/prefix* > original_filename
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