split



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NAME

       split - split a file into pieces


SYNOPSIS

       split [OPTION] [INPUT [PREFIX]]


DESCRIPTION

       Output  fixed-size  pieces of INPUT to PREFIXaa, PREFIXab, ...; default
       PREFIX is ‘x’.  With no INPUT, or when INPUT is -, read standard input.

       Mandatory  arguments  to  long  options are mandatory for short options
       too.

       -a, --suffix-length=N
              use suffixes of length N (default 2)

       -b, --bytes=SIZE
              put SIZE bytes per output file

       -C, --line-bytes=SIZE
              put at most SIZE bytes of lines per output file

       -d, --numeric-suffixes
              use numeric suffixes instead of alphabetic

       -l, --lines=NUMBER
              put NUMBER lines per output file

       --verbose
              print a diagnostic to standard error  just  before  each  output
              file is opened

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       SIZE may have a multiplier suffix: b for 512, k for 1K, m for 1 Meg.


AUTHOR

       Written by Torbjorn Granlund and Richard M. Stallman.


REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR  A  PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.


SEE ALSO

       The full documentation for split is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info and split programs are properly installed at  your  site,  the
       command

              info coreutils split

       should give you access to the complete manual.



split (coreutils) 5.2.1            July 2005                          SPLIT(1)

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