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How can I create a multipart 7zip file in Linux using the p7zip console client?

Many people referred me to it. My console app is

7-Zip [64] 9.13 beta  Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov  2010-04-15
p7zip Version 9.13 (locale=C,Utf16=off,HugeFiles=on,4 CPUs)
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IMO the best solution is to avoid 7-zip and use xz. To split archives, read here:… – Marco Sulla Sep 27 '14 at 11:05
Thank you. I'm not even for sure the xz option was even standard on most distros when I originally asked this question. – hopeseekr Dec 7 '14 at 0:09
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Use the -v option (v is for volume) -v100m will split the archive into chunks of 100MB.

7z -v option supports b k m g (bytes, kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes)

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Be aware that 7zip doesn't preserve file ownership information on Linux. – Dennis Williamson Sep 4 '10 at 15:10
7z seem not to append files if file are already in the archive or if archive already exists. – MUY Belgium Jun 8 at 14:13

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