split ⇝

chunker

<programming>

A program like Unix's "split" which breaks an input file into parts, usually of a pre-set size, e.g. the maximum size that can fit on a floppy. The parts can then be assembled with a dechunker, which is usually just the chunker in a different mode.

Last updated: 1998-12-15

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