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 split(1)							    split(1)




 NAME
      split - split a file into pieces

 SYNOPSIS
      split [-l line_count] [-a suffix_length] [file [name]]

      split [-b n[k|m]] [-a suffix_length] [file [name]]

    Obsolescent
      split [-n] [file [name]]

 DESCRIPTION
      split reads file and writes it in pieces (default 1000 lines) onto a
      set of output files.  The name of the first output file is name with
      aa appended, and so on lexicographically, up to zz (only ASCII letters
      are used, a maximum of 676 files).  If no output name is given, x is
      the default.

      If no input file is given, or if - is given instead, the standard
      input file is used.

    Options
      split recognizes the following command-line options and arguments:

	   -l line_count  The input file is split into pieces line_count
			  lines in size.

	   -a suffix_length
			  suffix_length letters are used to form the suffix
			  of the output filenames.  This option allows
			  creation of more than 676 output files.  The
			  output file names created cannot exceed the
			  maximum file name length allowed in the directory
			  containing the files.

	   -b n		  The input file is split into pieces n bytes in
			  size.

	   -b nk	  The input file is split into pieces n x 1024 bytes
			  in size.  No space separates the n from the k.

	   -b nm	  The input file is split into pieces n x 1048576
			  bytes in size.  No space separates the n from the
			  m.

	   -n		  The input file is split into pieces n lines in
			  size.	 This option is obsolescent and is
			  equivalent to using the -l line_count option.

 EXTERNAL INFLUENCES




 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 1 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000






 split(1)							    split(1)




    Environment Variables
      LC_CTYPE determines the locale for the interpretation of text as
      single- and/or multi-byte characters.

      LC_MESSAGES determines the language in which messages are displayed.

      If LC_CTYPE or LC_MESSAGES is not specified in the environment or is
      set to the empty string, the value of LANG is used as a default for
      each unspecified or empty variable.  If LANG is not specified or is
      set to the empty string, a default of "C" (see lang(5)) is used
      instead of LANG.

      If any internationalization variable contains an invalid setting,
      split behaves as if all internationalization variables are set to "C".
      See environ(5).

    International Code Set Support
      Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.

 SEE ALSO
      bfs(1), csplit(1).

 STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
      split: SVID2, SVID3, XPG2, XPG3, XPG4, POSIX.2






























 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 2 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000