Breaking Zip files into Multiple Parts


Sometimes zip files may be too big, so you could break them for easier transfer. Assuming you have a large zip file called and you wish to split it into 300MB parts. You can do so with

zip --out dataparts -s 300m

This will then create a bunch of files called

In order to collect them back together, you can use

zip -F --out
# or 
zip --fix --out

Then you can unzip them with unzip


[1] Daniel Beck’s Answer