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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

       -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

	      print a diagnostic to standard error  just  before  each	output
	      file is opened

       --help display this help and exit

	      output version information and exit

       SIZE may have a multiplier suffix: b for 512, k for 1K, m for 1 Meg.

       Written by Torbjorn Granlund and Richard M. Stallman.

       Report bugs to .

       Copyright  2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This  is  free  software.   You may redistribute copies of it under the
       terms	  of	  the	   GNU	    General	  Public       License
       .	 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

	      info split

       should give you access to the complete manual.

split 5.97			 January 2007			      SPLIT(1)

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