split(1) -- Linux man page

 

NAME

split - split a file into pieces  

SYNOPSIS

split [OPTION] [INPUT [PREFIX]]  

DESCRIPTION

Output fixed-size pieces of INPUT to PREFIXaa, PREFIXab, ...; default PREFIX is `x'. With no INPUT, or when INPUT is -, read standard input.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

-a, --suffix-length=N
use suffixes of length N (default 2)
-b, --bytes=SIZE
put SIZE bytes per output file
-C, --line-bytes=SIZE
put at most SIZE bytes of lines per output file
-d, --numeric-suffixes
use numeric suffixes instead of alphabetic
-l, --lines=NUMBER
put NUMBER lines per output file
--verbose
print a diagnostic to standard error just before each output file is opened
--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit

SIZE may have a multiplier suffix: b for 512, k for 1K, m for 1 Meg.  

AUTHOR

Written by Torbjorn Granlund and Richard M. Stallman.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for split is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and split programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info coreutils split

should give you access to the complete manual.