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Re: zip could not handle files above 2GB?
Robert Pendell wrote:
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
This is true, but I do not plan to do any rewriting of Info-Zip's code;
the web page there: http://www.info-zip.org/FAQ.html#limits explains a
lot of the limitations and caveats with respect to large files.
OTOH, rumor has it that 7-zip supports large files, and better
compression. (However, in a cygwin context it does not preserve
permisions, so you have to use:
tar --with-compression-program=p7zip ....
To that end, please try:
(I'll post an ITP on the cygwin-apps list)
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