Output pieces of FILE to PREFIXaa, PREFIXab, ...; default size is
1000 lines, and default PREFIX is 'x'.
With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options
generate suffixes of length N (default 2)
append an additional SUFFIX to file names
put SIZE bytes per output file
put at most SIZE bytes of records per output file
-d use numeric suffixes starting at 0, not alphabetic
same as -d, but allow setting the start value
do not generate empty output files with '-n'
write to shell COMMAND; file name is $FILE
put NUMBER lines/records per output file
generate CHUNKS output files; see explanation below
use SEP instead of newline as the record separator; '\0'
(zero) specifies the NUL character
immediately copy input to output with '-n r/...'
print a diagnostic just before each output file is opened
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
The SIZE argument is an integer and optional unit (example: 10K is
10*1024). Units are K,M,G,T,P,E,Z,Y (powers of 1024) or KB,MB,...
(powers of 1000).
CHUNKS may be:
N split into N files based on size of input
K/N output Kth of N to stdout
l/N split into N files without splitting lines/records
l/K/N output Kth of N to stdout without splitting lines/records
r/N like 'l' but use round robin distribution
r/K/N likewise but only output Kth of N to stdout
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