split - split a file into pieces
split [-lines] [-l lines] [-b bytes[bkm]] [-C bytes[bkm]] [--lines=lines] [--bytes=bytes[bkm]] [--linebytes=bytes[bkm]] [--help] [--version] [infile [outfileprefix]]
This manual page documents the GNU version of split. split creates one or more output files (as many as necessary) containing consecutive sections of the infile, or the standard input if none is given or the name `-' is given. By default, split puts 1000 lines of the input file, or whatever is left if it is less than that, into each output file.
The output file names consist of a prefix followed by a group of letters, chosen so that concatenating the output files in sorted order by file name produces the original input file, in order. The default output file name prefix is `x'. If the outfile-prefix argument is given, it is used as the output file name prefix instead.
-lines, -l lines, --lines=lines
Put lines lines of the input file into each output file.
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