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I've some questions about a practical problem. I've a directory with a lot of files. I want to burn some CD with these files, but how can I maximise the content of each CD, and minimize the total number of CD ?

Is there an existing script (nothing found during my search, but...).

Is there a good algorithm ?

My first thinking are :
- number of CD = round up (total size in Mo / 700Mo)
- in CD1, I put the largest file if total size of CD1 is < 700Mo or on the following CD;
- in CD2, I put the second largest file if total size of CD2 is < 700Mo or on the following CD;
- in CD3, I put the third largest file if total size of CD3 is < 700Mo or on the following CD;
- in CDn, I put the nth largest file if total size of CDn is < 700Mo or on the following CD;
- and I loop on the first CD !
- If there is always files and all my n CD are full, I create a new CD where I put these files.

Is there a better algoritm (I guess yes ;)) ?

Thanks in advance

In reply to How to maximise the content of my data CD by amaguk

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