ODOC: split

split – Split a file into pieces.

Summary :

Split is used to split a file into equal no .of lines. The output files are created with the default Prefix as ‘x’ and suffix as 2 digit number.

Examples :

$ split -l 10 myfile — Split myfile into files of 10 lines.

$ split -b 100 myfile — Split myfile into files of 100bytes.

$ split -C 25 myfile — Put at most 25bytes of lines per file.

$ split -a 4 myfile — Use suffixe of length 4 chars.

$ split -l 10 myfile myfile — Use myfile as the prefix text.

Read : man split

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