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Re: Split file into 4 smaller ones

by Anonymous Monk
on Feb 08, 2013 at 07:13 UTC ( #1017774=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Split file into 4 smaller ones

May I recommend the Unix utility split (1)?


NAME
     split -- split a file into pieces

SYNOPSIS
     split [-a suffix_length] [-b byte_count[k|m] | -l line_count -n
           chunk_count] [file [name]]

DESCRIPTION
     The split utility reads the given file and breaks it up into files of
     1000 lines each.  If file is a single dash or absent, split reads from
     the standard input.  file itself is not altered.

     The options are as follows:

[...]

     -n      Split file into chunk_count smaller files.

Okay, maybe that was a bad suggestion. The GNU version does not have a split-to-n-chunks feature, it seems.

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