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SPLIT(1)                         User Commands                        SPLIT(1)

       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.

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       Copyright (C) 2016 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.

       Full documentation at: 
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) split invocation'

GNU coreutils 8.25               February 2016                        SPLIT(1)

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