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Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2007
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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 size is 1000 lines, and 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 © 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  

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 split

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO




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