When I first started using AIX, version 4.3 was out. If I wanted to use the tar command to archive individual files larger than 2GB, I was out of luck because of the command's limitation in file archiving size. The situation was the same in the early releases of AIX 5L. Even setting my account to use a hard file size limit (by using the ulimit command) or enabling the file system to be "large file enabled" (by using enhanced journaled file system—JFS2) prior to running ...

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