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.Dd 2015-10-08
.Dt SPLIT 1
.Os sbase
.Sh NAME
.Nm split
.Nd split up a file
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.Nm
.Op Fl a Ar num
.Op Fl b Ar num[k|m|g] | Fl l Ar num
.Op Fl d
.Op Ar file Op Ar prefix
.Sh DESCRIPTION
.Nm
splits
.Ar file
into files with 1000 lines each, named with
.Ar prefix
"x" followed by 2-digit alphabetical count suffixes.
If
.Nm
runs out of suffixes, it stops after the last valid filename.
.Sh OPTIONS
.Bl -tag -width Ds
.It Fl a Ar num
Set suffix length to
.Ar num
characters.
The default is 2.
.It Fl b Ar num[k|m|g] | Fl l Ar num
Start a new file every
.Ar num
bytes | lines.
The units k, m, and g are case insensitive and powers of 2, not 10.
The default is 1000 lines.
.It Fl d
Use decimal rather than alphabetical suffixes.
.El
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr cat 1
.Sh STANDARDS
The
.Nm
utility is compliant with the
.St -p1003.1-2013
specification.
.Pp
The
.Op Fl d
flag and g unit are an extension to that specification.