split - split a file into pieces
split [''OPTION''? [''PREFIX''?]
Output fixed-size pieces of INPUT to PREFIXaa, PREFIXab,
...; default PREFIX is `x'. With no INPUT, or when INPUT is
put SIZE bytes per output file
put at most SIZE bytes of lines per output file
put NUMBER lines per output file
same as -l NUMBER
print a diagnostic to standard error just before each output
file is opened
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.
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