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DIRSPLIT(1) User Commands DIRSPLIT(1)


dirsplit - splits directory into multiple with equal size


dirsplit [options] < directory | content-list-file >


displit is designed to for a simple purpose: convert a directory with many multiple files (which are all smaller than a certain medium, eg. DVD) and "splits" it into "volumes", looking for the optimal order to get the best space/medium-number efficiency.

The actual action is either adding the files to mkisofs catalogs or real moving of files into new directories (or creating links/symlinks). The method is not limited to files, whole directories can also be handled this way (see various filesystem exploration modes).



Run dirsplit -H to see the commented examples.


dirsplit is created by Eduard Bloch ( and is licensed under the GPLv2.

March 2004 dirsplit 0.3