Subject: Re: Suggestion for ftp site...
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/06/1999 15:53:21
David Brownlee wrote:

> On Sun, 5 Sep 1999, Simon Burge wrote:
> > If a user typed "get base.tgz.sta", they would get a tar file that
> > contained "base.tgz" split up into itty bitty pieces.  Hmm, seems we
> > need a parameter to say what size the itty bitty pieces need to be...
> > 
> > I'm assuming that someone would want to download one tar file of the
> > itty bitty pieces, extract that tar file and dump the itty bitty pieces
> > onto floppies.  If this assumption is wrong, I offer no suggestions :-)
> > 
> 	I'd assume most people who wanted the files plit into pieces would
> 	have access to a DOS/Windows system where tar is an unusual and
> 	difficult to deal with format... :/

I'm not really a Windows/DOS person, but wasn't there a DOS version of
PDTAR around years ago?  WinZip also understands tar files too...