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


     split - split a file into pieces


     split [ file1 [ file2 ] ]


     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.


     Watch out for 14-character file names.  The number of  lines

     per file should be an argument.