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Program to split/append large files for transfer to other computers. Includes other features.
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Program to split/append large files for transfer to other computers. Includes other features.
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SPLIT/APPEND Utility
Version 1.0 - 1MB maximum

Created 02/22/89
Copyright 1989 Michael Howard
Distributed as Shareware

Please write to:
Michael Howard
10305 Pimlico Place
Laurel, MD 20723


REGISTRATION and UPGRADE INFORMATION

This version of the SPLIT/APPEND Utility is limited to files of 1
megabyte or less. It is free to distribute and copy for friends. All
that is required is to copy this SPLIT.DOC file along with the program.
If you do like this program, please send $10. However, there is an
expanded version that allows for unlimited file sizes. This upgrade costs
$20 which will give you a disk with the current version and I will record
you as a registered user. All postage will be taken care of without extra
cost. By registering, you will receive, when available, any enhancements
to this program free of charge.


PROGRAM INFORMATION


APPEND

Append will allow a specified file to be appended to another file.
This can be used in conjunction with the other SPLIT options, which is
recommended. This works by first splitting a large file into smaller
chunks, then possibly backing them up or transferring them to another
computer, and finally appending them together which re-creates the
original file. Please note that when using the SPLIT FILES by SIZE
option, resulting files are given the name of "SPLT0001.DAT",
"SPLT0002.DAT", etc. To re-create the file, append "SPLT0002.DAT" to
"SPLT0001.DAT", and so on until all files have been appended to the first
file ("SPLT0001.DAT"). Then, by using the DOS command RENAME, rename the
first file as the original filename. For example, at the DOS prompt,
'rename splt0001.dat file.exe', where the first filename is the
combination of all the split files, and the second name is the original
filename. Your file will then be in its original state before being
split.


SPLIT FILE by RECORD

This will split any file, as will the other splitting routine, but it
is specifically designed for fixed-length records that need to be viewed
but are too large for a text editor. Suppose you have a text editor that
uses available memory to edit a file, and the file you want to edit is too
large for memory. Without giving up the ease of using the text editor you
are familiar with, you can split the file by specifying the record length,
what record to start splitting the file from, and the amount of records to
pull out. You can start in the middle of the file, viewing as many
records as the editor will hold, all without having to search for an
easy-to-use editor for this purpose. I find this routine especially
useful for my data files that I need to edit. If you need to insert the
edited text back into the original, split the file before the change
piece, and after the changed piece, and then append all of them together
again, in order, and you have your edited file!


SPLIT FILE by SIZE

This is probably the most useful routine. It splits a large file
into smaller pieces for any purpose, such as transferring files too big to
fit on a disk. I use it to transfer file many megabytes large to
different computers, where I append them together again. This routine
will operate much faster if first compress the file to be split. First,
split it to the drive you want it to go to, transfer to another computer,
append the files together, and finally de-compress the file into its
original state. You will be prompted to change disks if they become
full. Please refer to the section on APPEND for information on use and
resulting filenames. Any size can be specified, such as 360k if you are
splitting a file to a 360k disk drive, and the drive will be filled with
about 2k left over. Any disk can be used, also, if you wanted to split
the file to a 1.44Mb or 720k disk. All this can be done in very little
time, much faster than a DOS COPY command, and much more flexible.

Thank you for trying this program!

If this information went by too fast, display it again and press
CONTROL - S to start and stop scrolling at any time. Or, if you want it
printed out, type 'TYPE SPLIT.DOC > PRN'. Be sure that the printer is
on with at least two sheets of paper ready.



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