Split and merge files from the command line

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http://linuxaria.com – Although some file archivers offer us the option of split the files, this can be easily accomplished with two commands: split and cat. Splitting a file with split split just needs the size of the parts that we want to create, and the file that we want to split, e.g.: split -b 1024 file_to_split.bin If this file is 6 kibibytes long, it will create 6 files of 1 kibibyte each, named xaa, xab, xac, xad, xaeand xaf. (HowTos)