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sr #104065: Split into a given number of pieces

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Submitted on:  Sat 02 Apr 2005 07:03:27 AM UTC  
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Sat 02 Apr 2005 07:03:27 AM UTC, original submission:

I often have to split a file into a given number of pieces of equal size (except possibly for the last piece). Could this be made an option to the "split" command? Currently, this is done as
split -l $(echo "$(wc -l < mifile)/5" | bc) myfile

Assuming this is a common operation, it would be nice to have it done as
split -L 5 myfile




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