datapacker: Tool to help pack files into the minimum number of CDs/DVDs/etc

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datapacker is a tool to group files by size. It is designed to group files such that they fill fixed-size containers (called "bins") using the minimum number of containers. This is useful, for instance, if you want to archive a number of files to CD or DVD, and want to organize them such that you use the minimum possible number of CDs or DVDs.

In many cases, datapacker executes almost instantaneously. Of particular note, the hardlink action can be used to effectively copy data into bins without having to actually copy the data at all.

datapacker is a tool in the traditional Unix style; it can be used in pipes and call other tools.


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Versions [RSS] 1.0.0,, 1.0.1
Dependencies base, directory, filepath, hslogger, MissingH (>=1.0.1), mtl, process, unix [details]
License LicenseRef-GPL
Copyright Copyright (c) 2008 John Goerzen
Author John Goerzen
Maintainer John Goerzen <>
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Uploaded by JohnGoerzen at 2008-09-25T15:46:03Z
Distributions Debian:1.0.3
Reverse Dependencies 1 direct, 0 indirect [details]
Executables datapacker
Downloads 2562 total (11 in the last 30 days)
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