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📄 split

split - split a file into pieces


split [OPTION]... [FILE [PREFIX]]

Output pieces of FILE to PREFIXaa, PREFIXab, …; default size is 1000 lines, and default PREFIX is x.

With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.



The SIZE argument is an integer and optional unit (example: 10K is 10*1024).

Unix Units are K,M,G,T,P,E,Z,Y (powers of 1024) or KB,MB,…
(powers of 1000).

macOS Units are m or b.


tar zcf - content | split -b 1024m - cloudbackup.tar.gz.

join/untar with decompression:

cat cloudbackup.tar.gz.* | tar zxvf -

See Also

📄 tar