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Program to split very large files by line count

I have some files that are anywhere from 3GB to 9GB and I need to split
them down to a series of smaller files similar to what the "split"
command in linux can do. Unfortunately, I do not have access to a
linux machine right now. I have been told that a program could be
written in C/C++ that would do this very quickly.

Can anyone point me to a tutorial or how-to that will teach me to write
a quick program do accomplish this?

for example

split.exe <file.to.split< output.filename .prefix>
<number.of.line s.per.file>

split.exe bigfile.txt bigfile_ 1000000

Thanks,

CJ

Nov 10 '06 #1
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Curious Joe wrote:
I have some files that are anywhere from 3GB to 9GB and I need to split
them down to a series of smaller files similar to what the "split"
command in linux can do. Unfortunately, I do not have access to a
linux machine right now. I have been told that a program could be
written in C/C++ that would do this very quickly.

Can anyone point me to a tutorial or how-to that will teach me to write
a quick program do accomplish this?

for example

split.exe <file.to.split< output.filename .prefix>
<number.of.line s.per.file>

split.exe bigfile.txt bigfile_ 1000000
Try installing mingw. It probably has the GNU splut command there.
Nov 10 '06 #2

Gianni Mariani wrote in message
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>Curious Joe wrote:
>I have some files that are anywhere from 3GB to 9GB and I need to split
them down to a series of smaller files similar to what the "split"
command in linux can do. Unfortunately, I do not have access to a
linux machine right now. I have been told that a program could be
written in C/C++ that would do this very quickly.

Can anyone point me to a tutorial or how-to that will teach me to write
a quick program do accomplish this?

for example

split.exe <file.to.split< output.filename .prefix>
<number.of.lin es.per.file>

split.exe bigfile.txt bigfile_ 1000000
Try installing mingw. It probably has the GNU splut command there.
"split.exe" is in 'Msys'.

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Bob R
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Nov 10 '06 #3

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