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I want to make a rar file(not tar or gzip) with several parts in linux shell, how can do that please?

for example my file is : m.avi - 500mb

I want this :

m.part1.rar 250mb
m.part2.rar 250mb  
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Ah I misunderstood, for parting rar files you have to do the following. First make sure you have rar installed. Then use the following command:

rar a -v250000k /path/m.splitted.rar /path/m.avi

a for append, -v for the size in kilobytes. This would create /path/m.splitted.part001.rar, /path/m.splitted.part002.rar, etc.

If you want the old naming scheme (m.splitted.rar as the first file, then m.splitted.r01, m.splitted.r02, etc.) you should use -vn instead of -v. See /usr/share/doc/rar/rar.txt for more information.

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You can write volume size as Megabyte with M. I mean using rar -a -v250M ... –  SuB Oct 17 '13 at 15:16
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There is a command for that. It can split any file, including rar. In your example, you would you the following command:

split -b 250MB -d /path/m.avi /path/m.part.

This would output 2 files of 250MB, called /path/m.part.01 and /path/m/part.02. You can specify any size with -b and use -d for numeric parts.

If you want to bring back the original, one would simply type:

cat /path/m.part.* > /path/new.avi

(Btw: if you want to do this for textfiles it is sometimes better to use the number of lines instead of number of bytes for splitting. Use -l instead of -b.

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thnx but I want to make a rar file,then I must send it to a windows system. –  Sam Mar 4 '12 at 18:04
Please delete your answer if it's obsolete. Don't add multiple answers to the same questions. You can always edit them. –  slhck Mar 4 '12 at 19:20
This doesn't seem to work with .avi files unfortunately. –  Korvin Szanto Dec 28 '12 at 5:55
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