I have a very large (e.g. 100GB) .gz file and would like to split it into smaller files like 8GB/each for storage/copying. How to split a gzip file to several small ones on Linux?
You may use the tool
split to split a file by sizes.
An example to split a large.tgz to at most 8GB smaller files is as follows.
split -b 8G large.tgz large.tgz.part-
The split files names are the prefix with appendix like ‘aa’, ‘ab’, ‘ac’ as follows.
$ ll -h total 35G -rw-rw-r-- 1 user user 18G Jun 25 10:57 large.tgz -rw-rw-r-- 1 user user 8.0G Jun 25 12:10 large.tgz.part-aa -rw-rw-r-- 1 user user 8.0G Jun 25 12:15 large.tgz.part-ab -rw-rw-r-- 1 user user 1.2G Jun 25 12:16 large.tgz.part-ac