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split

Split a file into pieces. More information: https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/split.

  • Split a file, each split having 10 lines (except the last split):

split -l {{10}} {{filename}}

  • Split a file into 5 files. File is split such that each split has same size (except the last split):

split -n {{5}} {{filename}}

  • Split a file with 512 bytes in each split (except the last split; use 512k for kilobytes and 512m for megabytes):

split -b {{512}} {{filename}}

  • Split a file with at most 512 bytes in each split without breaking lines:

split -C {{512}} {{filename}}