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Tool to pack files into minimum number of CDs/DVDs/etc

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.

Package version:1.0.1+nmu1


DATAPACKER(1)             datapacker Manual            DATAPACKER(1)

       datapacker  -  Tool  to  pack  files  into the minimum number
       of bins

       datapacker [ -0 ] [ -a ACTION ] [ -b FORMAT ] [ -d ] [ -p ] [
       -S SIZE ] -s SIZE FILE ...

       datapacker -h | --help

       datapacker  is a tool to group files by size.  It is designed
       to g


datapacker (1.0.1+nmu1) unstable; urgency=low

  * Non-maintainer uploaded needed to address xpdf's RC bugs:
  * Remove spurious build-dependency on xpdf-utils, the PDF conversion
    is actually performed by ps2pdf from Ghostscript (Closes: #549388)
  * Also migrate from the transitional gs package to ghostscript	

 -- Moritz Muehlenhoff <>  Mon, 02 Nov 2009 22:14:37 +0100



This package was debianized by John Goerzen <> on
Tue, 15 Apr 2008 19:24:08 -0500.

It was downloaded from

Copyright (C) 2008 John Goerzen <>

All code, documentation, and build scripts are under the following
license unless otherwise noted:

    This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under

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