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split



split

 [

option

] [

infile

] [

outfile

]

Split infile into several files of equal length. infile remains unchanged, and the results are written to outfile aa , outfile ab , etc. (default is xaa , xab , etc.). If infile is - (or missing), standard input is read. See also csplit .

Option

- n

Split infile into files, each n lines long (default is 1000).

Examples

Break bigfile into 1000-line segments:



split 



bigfile

Join four files, then split them into ten-line files named new.aa , new.ab , etc. Note that without the -, new. would be treated as a nonexistent input file:



cat list[1-4] | split -10 - new.


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