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[REBOL] Re: file splitting howto?

From: antonr:lexicon at: 16-Jun-2004 15:29

Hi Tom, This is not as easy as it sounds. I am close to a solution using open/direct/binary/read And yes, copy/part is used too, but in my algorithm, it is not used to specify the 1MB chunks directly, but smaller chunks (which are later joined). I found a problem was the length of the line terminator can be different by platform. Unix uses LF, Mac uses CR, and Windows uses CRLF (two characters). Being two characters means that a split at the wrong place could split a line terminator in half, so the end of one partial file has the CR, and the beginning of the next partial file has the LF. I am interested what you are splitting. I assume it is a log file of some sort ? Anton.