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SPLIT(1)			 User Commands			      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
       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

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

       --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	have  a	 multiplier  suffix:  b	 512,  kB  1000,  K  1024,  MB
       1000*1000,  M 1024*1024,	GB 1000*1000*1000, G 1024*1024*1024, and so on
       for T, P, E, Z, Y.

AUTHOR
       Written by Torbjorn Granlund and	Richard	M. Stallman.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report split bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page:	<http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software:	<http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2009 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.

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 7.1		   July	2010			      SPLIT(1)

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