It would be nice to be able to upload multiple files to OneDrive and then, once they're uploaded, join them together into one file.
On Windows, this can be achieved through the following command:
copy /b 1.txt + 2.txt + 3.txt all.txt
It would be great for this functionality to be available on OneDrive too. Amongst other uses, this could be useful for working around issues with uploading large files.
As there isn't a method for extending the expiry date of an upload session, the user is given a deadline by which they must complete the uploading of their file.
The following are some examples of circumstances which would hinder the uploading of a large file:
- Slow upload speed
- Internet service provider usage limits for particular timeframes
- Intermittent computer usage (and therefore intermittent uploading)
A contrived example of such a user is one who only has home computer access on Saturday evenings. This user could be unable to complete the upload of their file before the expiry date of the upload session.
This issue could be mitigated if this proposed file appending functionality is implemented – the above example user could commit their upload session at the end of Saturday and create a new upload session on subsequent Saturdays until all file parts are uploaded, at which point they could be joined to form a single file.
Tags: cat, concat, split, chunk, part, multiple files, multi-volume