Basically, you don’t need anything special to do it. You just need a Linux software split.

This is a tiny script I have written to do such a task:

sudo split -l 10000 myfile.csv -d --additional-suffix=.csv superphp

Let me explain it a little bit.

  • the -l, -d, and –additional-suffix: use man split to check the documentation
  • the superphp in the end: it’s the prefix and you don’t need any option to specify it. Just add it to the end of the script.


So, I have used the above little script to split a file of 7G. It took me less than 5 minutes and the large file was cut into 349 smaller ones.

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