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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

       -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 may be (or may be an integer optionally followed by) one  of  fol-
       lowing: KB 1000, K 1024, MB 1000*1000, M 1024*1024, and so on for G, T,
       P, E, Z, Y.

       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) 2011 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 8.12.197-032bb    September 2011                        SPLIT(1)



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