SPLIT (I)                    1/15/73                    SPLIT (I)

NAME            split -- split a file into pieces

SYNOPSIS        split [ [ file1 ] file2 ]

DESCRIPTION     Split reads file1 and writes it in 1000-line

                pieces, as many as are necessary, onto a set of

                output files.  The name of the first output file

                is file2 with an "a" appended, and so on through

                the alphabet and beyond.  If no output name is

                given, "x" is default.

                If no input file is given, or the first argument

                is "-", then the standard input file is used.

FILES           -

SEE ALSO        --


BUGS            Watch out for 8-character file names.