How to split a .war file or a .zip file
I had a problem. I remotely manage some coders 800 miles away. I am getting them up to speed with j2ee, jsps, java, pojos and such. I needed to get a .war file to them to deploy on a test server.
I used Eclipse to make my war, and when I went to send it to them, the size of the file was 34 megabytes. I am only allowed 25 megabytes with my email program as an attachment.
What makes a war file big, are the jars in the lib directory. I could have pulled them out and sent them separately, but my programmers are junior programmers and I wanted a no-muss, no fuss solution. I needed a free file splitter.
So I went to http://www.filesplitter.org/ and downloaded FreeFileSplitter. I broke my war file into 18 mb chunks, and sent my guys two emails each with a chunk attached.
They downloaded FreeFileSplitter on their end. It doesn't even have an installer. It is just a very small binary that sits on the desktop. They joined the two chunks together and deployed the war.
Thanks very much to FreeFileSplitter. It works like a charm. It will split and reassemble any kind of file including zip and media files.