Split a file into pieces with the split command
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Linux In The Shell aims to explore the use of many commands a user can run in the Bash Shell. Tutorials include a write up with examples, an audio component about the write up, and a video component to demonstrate the usage of the command.
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Dann makes a welcome return with his podcast, blog and video entry over at http://www.linuxintheshell.com/2012/11/06/episode-017-split/
The split command is used to split up a file into smaller files. For example, if you need to transfer a 3GB file but are restricted in storage space of the transfer to 500 MB you can split the 3GB file up into about 7 smaller files each 500MB or less in size. Once the files are transferred restoring them is done using the cat command and directing the output of each file back into the master file:
split -b500M some3GBfile
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