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SPLIT(1)			      FSF			      SPLIT(1)

NAME
       split - split a file into pieces

SYNOPSIS
       split [OPTION] [INPUT [PREFIX]]

DESCRIPTION
       Output  fixed-size  pieces of INPUT to PREFIXaa,	PREFIXab, ...; 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

       -l, --lines=NUMBER
	      put NUMBER lines per output file

       --verbose
	      print a diagnostic to standard error  just  before  each	output
	      file is opened

       --help display this help	and exit

       --version
	      output version information and exit

       SIZE may	have a multiplier suffix: b for	512, k for 1K, m for 1 Meg.

AUTHOR
       Written by Torbjorn Granlund and	Richard	M. Stallman.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software	Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not	even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR	 A  PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.

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 split

       should give you access to the complete manual.

split (coreutils) 4.5.3		 February 2003			      SPLIT(1)

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