How to split zip archive into multiple blocks of a specific size -

When compressing large files on a Linux system, it can be handy to split them into multiple blocks of a specific size. This is especially true for squeezing a large archive onto multiple discs, or uploading a large archive online in chunks.

Linux makes this possible with tar files, as we've seen in our split tar archive into multiple blocks guide, but you can also do it with zip files.

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