Linux: Split huge files into smaller pieces (terminal)

by on Jul.01, 2012, under Linux (Ubuntu)

This is how I usually split big files into smaller files using a single terminal command. It’s super useful when you’d like to store your files on another filesystem or medium which has a file size limit which is smaller than the size of your file.

split --bytes=990000000 myfile.avi myfile.avi_

The new files would be called myfile.avi_aa, myfile.avi_ab etc. The large files would be split into smaller pieces sized 990000000 bytes which equals approximately ~944 MB.

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