How to segment files using the split command

Have you ever been tasked with splitting a gigantic spreadsheet or CSV into smaller segments? When using an application like Excel, this can be a huge pain in the butt. Thankfully, using a simple command from the terminal, you can split these huge files into segments...

An introduction

Fourteen billion years ago, an object no larger than the size of an atom sat floating in the great unknown, until BOOM! One trillionth of a second later, that same atom-sized object expanded to over 180 million miles in diameter. It’s hard to imagine that the entire contents of the known universe used to fit into something so small, we’re still incapable of viewing a clear picture, even with our most powerful electron microscopes.