split files like zip for linux in cmd shell

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split files like zip for linux in cmd shell

Post by jamied_uk on 17th December 2010, 11:45

Have you ever want to split a large file into several small files? I’ve face this problem few days ago. I need to split a large file (3GB log file) into several smaller file where i can read it using normal text editor.

To split large file into several smaller files, you can use split command in linux. Just follow the steps below and you will be able to split large file into smaller files.

* in your shell key in

$ split –bytes=1m /path/to/large/file
/path/to/output/file/prefix

* Done. You just split your large file into several smaller files

* You can change the output file size by changing the –bytes=1m to your preference. You can use b, k, or m. b represent bytes, k represent kilobytes, m represent megabytes.

To restore the original file, you can use cat command.
To join all the smaller file to restore the original file type:-

$ cat prefix* > NEWFILENAME




Easy really :d original came from http://www.techiecorner.com/107/how-to-split-large-file-into-several-smaller-files-linux/
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