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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
              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 lines 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 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

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

AUTHOR
       Written by Torbjorn Granlund and Richard M. Stallman.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report split bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: 
       General help using GNU software: 
       Report split translation bugs to 

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C) 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
       GPL version 3 or later .
       This is free software: you are free  to  change  and  redistribute  it.
       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 coreutils 'split invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 8.21                March 2016                          SPLIT(1)



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