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       split - split a file into pieces


       split [OPTION]... [INPUT [PREFIX]]


       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

       -e, --elide-empty-files
              do not generate empty output files with `-n'

              write to shell COMMAND; file name is $FILE

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

       -n, --number=CHUNKS
              generate CHUNKS output files.  See below

       -u, --unbuffered
              immediately copy input to output with `-n r/...'

              print a diagnostic just before each output file is opened

       --help display this help and exit

              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.

       CHUNKS  may  be: N       split into N files based on size of input K/N     output Kth of N
       to stdout l/N     split into N files without splitting lines l/K/N   output Kth  of  N  to
       stdout  without  splitting  lines  r/N     like `l' but use round robin distribution r/K/N
       likewise but only output Kth of N to stdout


       Written by Torbjorn Granlund and Richard M. Stallman.


       Report split bugs to
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       Report split translation bugs to <>


       Copyright © 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU  GPL  version  3  or
       later <>.
       This  is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO WARRANTY,
       to the extent permitted by law.


       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.