split man page on Oracle
SPLIT(1) User Commands SPLIT(1)
split - split a file into pieces
split [OPTION]... [INPUT [PREFIX]]
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
generate suffixes of length N (default 2)
append an additional SUFFIX to file names
put SIZE bytes per output file
put at most SIZE bytes of lines per output file
use numeric suffixes instead of alphabetic; FROM changes the
start value (default 0)
do not generate empty output files with '-n'
write to shell COMMAND; file name is $FILE
put NUMBER lines per output file
generate CHUNKS output files; see explanation below
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
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
GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report split translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
Written by Torbjorn Granlund and Richard M. Stallman.
Copyright © 2013 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.
The full documentation for split is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If
the info and split programs are properly installed at your site, the
info coreutils 'split invocation'
should give you access to the complete manual.
GNU coreutils 8.22 May 2014 SPLIT(1)
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