The datapacker package

[Tags: gpl, program]

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.


Versions1.0.0,, 1.0.1
Change logNone available
Dependenciesbase, directory, filepath, hslogger, MissingH (>=1.0.1), mtl, process, unix [details]
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2008 John Goerzen
AuthorJohn Goerzen
MaintainerJohn Goerzen <>
Home page
UploadedThu Sep 25 15:46:03 UTC 2008 by JohnGoerzen
DistributionsDebian:1.0.1, NixOS:1.0.1
Downloads694 total (8 in last 30 days)
0 []
StatusDocs not available [build log]
Last success reported on 2015-12-12 [all 6 reports]


Maintainers' corner

For package maintainers and hackage trustees