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mac OSX file copy size limit?

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    mac OSX file copy size limit?

    I tried copying a 4Gb file on my Macbook (OSX 10.5). It fails: do it in a terminal window with cp and it explains "File too large".

    What's the problem? Is there a way round it? I have a workaround/more sensible plan, but I'm curious.

    #2
    Is the volume somehow formatted as FAT32? This cannot handle >4GB for a single file.

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      #3
      ^ WHS - my own partition is HFS and I regularly transfer a 15 Gig DMG as a backup.
      "Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience". Mark Twain

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        #4
        Originally posted by Durbs View Post
        Is the volume somehow formatted as FAT32? This cannot handle >4GB for a single file.
        Er, that would be it. Doh!

        (a) it's supposed to be exactly 4Gb not > 4Gb,
        (b) I thought I had tried it to another disk, but obvously I only thought that, didn't do it.

        Thanks.

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