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bug#20511: split : does not account for --numeric-suffixes=FROM in calcu

From: Ben Rusholme
Subject: bug#20511: split : does not account for --numeric-suffixes=FROM in calculation of suffix length?
Date: Wed, 6 May 2015 10:37:41 -0700


> 4. Auto set the suffix len based on FROM + CHUNK.
> That would support use case 1 (single run),
> but _silently_ break subsequent processing order
> of outputs from multiple split runs
> (as FROM is increased in multiples of CHUNK size).
> We could mitigate the _silent_ breakage though
> by limiting this change to when FROM < CHUNK.
> 5. Document in man page and with more detail in info docs
> that -a is recommended when specifying FROM
> So I'll do 4 and 5 I think.

Thanks, that would solve the problem I was having.

Please feel free to end this conversation here, but if you can spare the time 
I’d be very interested in an example of a multiple split run for my own 
education/understanding/curiosity? I assume you mean processing subsets of the 
input, but can’t see how to do that (after experimenting on the command line 
and searching the documentation) except —number=l/k/n which does know the size 
of the total set?

Thanks again, Ben

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