Provided by: coreutils_8.5-1ubuntu6_i386 bug

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.