Learning Linux Commands: split

Posted by LinuxCareer on Jan 18, 2013 4:30 AM EDT
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If you have not hear about split command than you are missing a lot. As command's name suggests split command helps you to split file into smaller files. split works on any file whether it is binary or text file. This is quite useful if you cannot fit entire file on storage device such as tape or you want to split large file to be able to send it via email which has file size restrictions. You can also split large text files such as log files to smaller chunks based on the number of bytes. This article will describe syntax and usage of split command.

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