Subject: bin/20818: split can not handle large split sizes
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/20/2003 13:56:17
>Number:         20818
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       split can not handle large split sizes
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Mar 20 04:57:00 PST 2003
>Originator:     Martin Husemann
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6P
System: NetBSD 1.6P NetBSD 1.6P (BEASTY) #0: Thu Mar 13 08:47:33 CET 2003 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

I was trying to split a 11GB tar archive into pieces for easier transport.
This failed unless the pieces were smaller than 2 GB.


[/tmp] martin@beasty > split -b 2048m /dev/zero test
split: write: Invalid argument
[/tmp] martin@beasty > split -b 2047m /dev/zero test
(watch it work and ^C at will)