split - split a file into pieces


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


   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

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

          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     use numeric suffixes starting at 0, not alphabetic

          same as -d, but allow setting the start value

   -e, --elide-empty-files
          do not generate empty output files with '-n'

          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/...'

          print a diagnostic just before each output file is opened

   --help display this help and exit

          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


   Written by Torbjorn Granlund and Richard M. Stallman.


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


   Copyright  2016 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.


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


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