TuXtremSplit: File Splitter & a Joiner that supports the “.xtm” format (Ubuntu Linux)

“TuXtremSplit” is an extremely simple tool that you can use to split or join large files in Ubuntu Linux. It’s actually a tool that’s inspired by another similar utility called “XTremesplit” (only supports the Windows platform and very popular tool in France, it seems :D).

So, whether you’re a Windows or GNU/Linux user who’s been trying to join files split by “xtremesplit”, looking for an easy to use tool to split and join files, then “TuXtremeSplit” is handy.

But please remember that, it only supports the “.Xtm” extension (used by “xtremesplit”) and doesn’t support joining files split by other applications.

Main features …

*. As mentioned, simplicity is its power :). It doesn’t have a file opening dialog box, but you can drag-n-drop files to its window and it’ll load them automatically.


*. Though it doesn’t let entering the file size for output files, but we can use its built in horizontal scroll-bar to split the files into several parts.

*. Shows a log output when done.

*. To merge/join them later, you can either double click on the “.xtm” files and “TuxXtremeSplit” will open up automatically OR, you can drag-n-drop them to its window as well.

That’s it!.


You can install “TuxXtremeSplit” in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 and 10.04 by using its “unstable” PPA (because the stable PPA does not hold packages for Ubuntu 12.04 and 11.10). For that, please use the below commands in your Terminal window.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:zedtux/tuxtremsplit-testing

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install tuxtremsplit

In Unity, search for its name in “Dash” or in older versions, you can use the desktop menu to locate it.

That’s it. Enjoy!.

An RHCE, 'Linux' user with 14+ years of experience. Extreme lover of Linux and FOSS. He is passionate to test every Linux distribution & compare with the previous release to write in-depth articles to help the FOSS community.

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