SPLIT(1) General Commands Manual SPLIT(1)
split - split a file into pieces
split [ -number ] [ infile [ outfile ] ]
split reads infile and writes it in number-line pieces (default 1000)
onto a set of output files (as many files as necessary). The name of
the first output file is outfile with aa appended, the second file is
outfileab, and so on lexicographically.
If no outfile is given, x is used as default (output files will be
called xaa, xab, etc.).
If no infile is given, or if `-' is given in its stead, then the stan-
dard input file is used.
Number of lines in each piece.
9 September 1987 SPLIT(1)