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Re: zip could not handle files above 2GB?
On 6/16/07, Corinna Vinschen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On Jun 16 15:28, Pierre Bernhardt wrote:
> I've a problem to create a zip file >2GB.
> The filesystem the zipfile is stored is ntfs which should
> handle files >2GB (other programms has not a problem with that)
> Any idea?
It might be a bug in Cygwin which has been discussed on this list
3 weeks ago. A patch has been applied to current CVS. See this
thread http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2007-05/msg00616.html for
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Actually if the cygwin version of zip is based off of
info-zip then it is a known limitation of that library. It
has a theoretical limit of 4GB for the zip filesize but
commonly had issues with accessing files beyond the 2GB mark.
This is documented on the info-zip website. It can be
corrected as other applications have come up with ways to
allow zip files above and beyond the 4GB limit that 32-bit
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