splittar allows you to create one or more tar files from a set of data where each of the generated tar files is less than a specified maximum size. Each tar file is a proper, self-contained tar file. Other methods of backing up data to removable media requires a tar file to be split, making one of the tar file useless without the others. splittar was written to back up large amounts of data that span multiple DVDs while allowing for each DVD to be useful on its own.
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: A few minor bugs related to permissions and parsing of commandline options were fixed. Several new command line options were added (--version, logging options, ratio weight options). The manpage documentation was greatly improved. The algorithm that determines which source file should go in which archive was also improved and optimized. The archive files should have more consistent sizes now.
No changes have been submitted for this release.