Registered: Aug 2000
Location: Henderson, NV
Not bad. But I'd change the size of your split command to 650m since that gets an extra 50 Megs on each CD. Using 650m and putting the files on a Joliet format 74 minute CD-R with Adaptec Easy-CD Creator 4.0 told me I had 48k left on the CD. So it's just under the limit.
I'd also add a _ to the end of the tivo.gz filename, so it was a little more obvious that the resulting chunks were gzip chunks. For example, your version would give files named tivo.gzaa, tivo.gzab, etc. What I'm talking about would end up with tivo.gz_aa, tivo.gz_ab, etc. Just a little clearer, in my mind.
I also wouldn't bother with the -9c on the gzip command, since it's not going to get much more compression than the default, and it will end up taking two or three times as long. Unless he's using a bleeding-edge CPU, then it might be able to beat the hard drive, but I doubt it. Instead, just use -c (drop the 9) and it'll go much faster.
So to reiterate, everything you said would work fine (I'm pretty sure) but the options could be improved.
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