A few question on wim usage

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gillseed
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A few question on wim usage

Post by gillseed » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:23 pm

Hi there.
i just stumbled upon this awesome program.
I have a few question to it. I already read the man pages, but they wheren't clear on this.


1. Is there a way to open wim file via stdin?
I have a few compressed wim files (with a another compressor) which i would like to extract on the fly. (sorta like a tar with gzip file in the unix world)

2. Is it possible to create a uncompressed wim file?
I tried to create a wim file without the compress option and it created a compressed file.
I currently create wim files with 7-Zip, which will be compressed as a 2nd step with it afterwards.

3. Is it possible to create a new wim file as a split volume image?
Or do i have to create a wim file first and split it as a 2nd step?

Thanks,
Gillian

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Re: A few question on wim usage

Post by synchronicity » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:47 pm

1. Is there a way to open wim file via stdin?
Only if the WIM file was created in the "pipable" format, which is only supported by wimlib and is not the default.
2. Is it possible to create a uncompressed wim file?
Yes, just use --compress=none.
3. Is it possible to create a new wim file as a split volume image?
No, you must create a single-part WIM file first then use 'wimsplit'.

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