the split command

Submitted by isntall on Sat, 11/28/2015 - 09:57

While searching for a good way to break up my larg files into smaller pieces, I found the split command.

I made a very large error in my implementation of the split command when I forgot to put a M at the end of the --bytes flag, and the command ended up spliting a 8GB file by 1986bytes.

split --bytes=1986M a a.sp


This results in a very larg number of files.