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Date:      Wed, 2 May 2007 12:37:57 +0300
From:      Giorgos Keramidas <>
To:        David Banning <>
Subject:   Re: can't zip large files 2gb >
Message-ID:  <20070502093757.GA2835@kobe.laptop>
In-Reply-To: <>
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On 2007-05-01 15:58, David Banning <> wrote:
> I am attempting to zip large files that are 2GB - 3GB.
> uname -a;
> FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE #7
> I have tried gzip, bzip2 from the ports and rzip.
> All give no errors on zipping, but will not unzip, siting CRC
> errors.
> Is there a maximum file size for zipping? Is my system too old?
> Maybe a file or library that all zip programs depend on that is
> corrupt?

A lot of the features related to file sizes and other attributes
of the files stored on a disk depend highly on the type of file
system used on the disk.

What file system does the destination directory live in?

- Giorgos

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