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Split a file into pieces. More information:

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

split -l 10 {{path/to/file}}

  • Split a file by a regular expression. The matching line will be the first line of the next output file:

split -p {{cat|^[dh]og}} {{path/to/file}}

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

split -b 512 {{path/to/file}}

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

split -n 5 {{path/to/file}}