SPLIT(1) General Commands Manual SPLIT(1)
split - split a file into pieces
split [ -n ] [ file [ name ] ]
Split reads file and writes it in n-line pieces (default 1000), as many
as necessary, onto a set of output files. The name of the first output
file is name with aa appended, and so on lexicographically. If no out-
put name is given, x is default.
If no input file is given, or if - is given in its stead, then the
standard input file is used.