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I need files to be <= 5GB to put on S3.

Right now I have an ugly tar / gzip / cut before upload, then cat / zcat / tar on download, but it's really ugly - and nearly every archiver should support archive splitting right?

What's the best way?

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7zip can do this, it also has the best compression I've ever found (for my specific needs anyway).

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dar supports built-in splitting, I believe (http://dar.linux.free.fr/).

The most common answer for 'can tar split files' appears to be "pipe it to split".

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