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UNIX® User’s Handbook, Second Edition by Marty Poniatowski

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Chapter 5. UNIX Tools - split, wc, sort, cmp, diff, comm, dircmp, cut, paste, join, and tr

Not All Commands on All UNIX Variants

A variety of commands are covered in this chapter, including:

I cover many useful and enjoyable commands in this chapter. All the commands, however, are not available on all UNIX variants. If a specific command is not available on your system, then you probably have a similar command or can combine more than one command to achieve the desired result.

split

Some files are just too long. The file listing we earlier looked at may be more easily managed if split into multiple files. We can use the split command to make listing into files 25 lines long, ...

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