On Thu, Sep 28, 2000 at 04:28:01PM -0400 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Ruairi Newman thought:
>> > #"unzip", on the command line. IIRC it doesn't handle archives
> > #that span more than one disk though.
> > what if you cat those split archives together? would that work?
>> Not insofar as I have tried. I don't know exactly how Winzip implements
> disk spanning, but there seems to be information tacked onto the end of
> the final part of the archive describing how to put it back together, as
> Winzip always looks for the final disk first when extracting from a
> multi-part archive.
>According to my reasoning, the info stored on the last disk is simply the
table of contents for the archive along with the disk offset for the
spanned set. This info *must* go at the end since there's no way for
WinZip (or PKzip for that matter) to know in advance where individual
file boundaries will lie.
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
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