Tar archives can be split into multiple archives of a certain size, which is handy if you need to put a lot of content onto discs. It's also useful if you have a huge archive that you need to upload, but would rather do it in chunks. In this guide, we'll show you the commands you need in order to split tar archives into multiple blocks on a Linux system.
This will work regardless of what type of compression (or lack thereof) that you use.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-split-tar-archive-into-multiple-blocks-of-a-specific-size