Subject: Re: Suggestion for ftp site...
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Bob Nestor <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/06/1999 07:25:50
Simon Burge  ( wrote:

>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...

Try tar320fp.  It understands tar and gzip (and classic UNIX 
compression), runs unders DOS or works in a DOS window under 3.11, 95, 98 
and NT.