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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 be (or may be an integer optionally followed by) one of  following:  KB  1000,	K
       1024, MB 1000*1000, M 1024*1024, and so on for G, 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/>
       Report split translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C)  2010  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 8.5			  February 2011 				 SPLIT(1)
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