I have a file I need to split into smaller sizes (<24M when zipped)
Heres the file:
498775505 Mar 8 00:08 test.file
I split it:
split -b 125000k test.file test.file.
Now I have even sized files (apart from the last file which is fine)
476M Mar 8 00:08 test.file 123M Mar 8 00:09 test.file.aa 123M Mar 8 00:09 test.file.ab 123M Mar 8 00:09 test.file.ac 110M Mar 8 00:09 test.file.ad
But when I gzip these files, they do not zip down evenly
gzip test.file.a* 476M Mar 8 00:08 test.file 27M Mar 8 00:09 test.file.aa.gz 23M Mar 8 00:09 test.file.ab.gz 22M Mar 8 00:09 test.file.ac.gz 20M Mar 8 00:09 test.file.ad.gz
Can somebody explain what is happening here with gzip?
(This is more out of curiosity as I can just split them into smaller amounts to get them under
24M, just wondering how gzip works here)