split - split a file into pieces
split [OPTION]... [INPUT [PREFIX]]
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.
SIZE may be (or may be an integer optionally followed by) one of following: KB 1000, K 1024, MB 1000*1000, M 1024*1024, and so on for G, T, P, E, Z, Y.
-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 -e, --elide-empty-files do not generate empty output files with -n --filter=COMMAND write to shell COMMAND; file name is $FILE -l, --lines=NUMBER put NUMBER lines per output file -n, --number=CHUNKS generate CHUNKS output files. See below -u, --unbuffered immediately copy input to output with -n r/... --verbose print a diagnostic just before each output file is opened --help display this help and exit --version output version information and exit
CHUNKS may be: N split into N files based on size of input K/N output Kth of N to stdout l/N split into N files without splitting lines l/K/N output Kth of N to stdout without splitting lines r/N like l but use round robin distribution r/K/N likewise but only output Kth of N to stdout
Written by Torbjorn Granlund and Richard M. Stallman.
Report split bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Copyright © 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
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
should give you access to the complete manual.
info coreutils split invocation
|GNU coreutils 8.12.197-032bb||SPLIT (1)||September 2011|