Monday, May 3, 2010

Splitting 4 GB or bigger files for Fat32

Fat32 can not handle files bigger than 4 gigabytes. Surprisingly Fat32 still prevails on almost every USB stick. 'Split' command in Linux can be very handy to transfer files bigger than 4 gig using USB sticks.

Copy & paste the following to split file on Linux:

split --verbose --numeric-suffixes --bytes=3990000000 'large_input_file.mkv' 'output_'
Joining can be done by 'cat' or 'copy /B' on Windows.