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NAME

       split - split a file into pieces


SYNOPSIS

       split [OPTION]... [FILE [PREFIX]]


DESCRIPTION

       Output  pieces of FILE to PREFIXaa, PREFIXab, ...; default size is 1000
       lines, and default PREFIX is 'x'.

       With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

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

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

       --additional-suffix=SUFFIX
              append an additional SUFFIX to file names

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

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

       -d, --numeric-suffixes[=FROM]
              use  numeric  suffixes  instead  of alphabetic; FROM changes the
              start value (default 0)

       -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/records per output file

       -n, --number=CHUNKS
              generate CHUNKS output files; see explanation below

       -t, --separator=SEP
              use SEP instead of newline as the record separator; '\0'  (zero)
              specifies the NUL character

       -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

       The  SIZE  argument  is  an  integer and optional unit (example: 10K is
       10*1024).  Units are K,M,G,T,P,E,Z,Y  (powers  of  1024)  or  KB,MB,...
       (powers of 1000).

   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/records

       l/K/N  output Kth of N to stdout without splitting lines/records

       r/N    like 'l' but use round robin distribution

       r/K/N  likewise but only output Kth of N to stdout


AUTHOR

       Written by Torbj"orn Granlund and Richard M. Stallman.


REPORTING BUGS

       GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report split translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright  (C) 2015 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.


SEE ALSO

       Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/split>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) split invocation'



GNU coreutils 8.24                 July 2015                          split(1)

coreutils 8.24 - Generated Sat Jul 11 18:12:31 CDT 2015
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