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split

split [OPTION]... [INPUT [PREFIX]]

split Split a file into pieces.

Sometimes files get unmanageable. This utility allows you to break them into smaller chunks. Even binary files can be stuck back together using the cat command.

Examples

Break a file into 2,500 kB chunks and stick it back together

$ split -b 2500k ccp151b4.tar.gz  ccp151b4_
$ cat ccp151b4_aa ccp151b4_ab ccp151b4_ac > ccp151b4.tar.gz