A Free Graphical File Utility
Author Pierre Jourdan
FileSpliter is a software written in pure Java 2. It
allows you to split a file into many pieces of custom length, then to join
this pieces to recreate the original file.
It is helpful to bypass mail size limitation and to backup big files on
multiple disks (floppy, memory card, iomega zip).
It is not yet a command line tool as they already exist under unix (split,cat)
and partly under windows (copy file1 + file2 file /b).
This is quite a simple tool, but that I never found totally free on all
operating systems, so I decide to finally write it myself for my own use.
Source code is availabe. This is an open source project if anyone want to
contribute, specially regarding the internationalization (today only english
and french, but I would like to include german, spanish, and all other languages).
FileSplitter is WebStart enabled
Source of FileSplitter
- a Java2 Runtime Environment version, I advise you to always use the latest
- small space on disk ( < 100ko)
- few free memory
INSTALLING AND RUNNING FILESPLITTER
USING THE JAVA-ENABLED EDITION
The Java-enabled edition of FileSplitter is a ZIP
archive that contains:
-) filesplitter.jar - a signed executable
-) copyright.txt - copyright
-) filesplitter.ico - a Windows icon
Extract the files from the ZIP archive. Do not
extract files from
the JAR. Then run it ;-)
To run FileSplitter from a command-line, change
where the JAR-file is located. Then execute:
java -jar filesplitter.jar
On most platforms you can launch FileSplitter by
platform-specific mechanism to launch the executable
For example, on MS Windows you can double-click
USING THE JAVA WEB START ENABLED EDITION
You can launch FileSplitter with a single click
from your Web browser and be sure to run always the latest version.
This requires Java Web Start technology version
1.0 or later (included in the JRE since1.4) installed on your computer.
Just click on the "start" link of the Web Start
Here are some ideas:
- command line execution,
- add a zip command to prepare backup of multiple files or directory,
- drag and drop feature,
- use native buffers started with Java 1.4,
- add webstart links to this page,
- creates icons,
- create one shortcut (a class or a shell script or an xml descriptive file)
after a split to allows to do the join in one click and checksum verification,
keep name of original file, etc ...
- allows saving directly on disks,
- enhance GUI to be less basic and "coool" (add a look and feel and/or skins
Send me a mail for any of your idea, comment :
v1.0 - 2001/01 : Split and Join of files is working.
FileSplitter is a utility of Jourdan Pierre.
Copyright © 2001, Jourdan Pierre,
06100 Nice - France.
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