I have the command split installed. However I need the '--filter'argument, which is supported by gnu's split command. SO I need to install gnu split. How do I do that on my mac? I tried

$ brew install coreutils

but its already up to date. Then I tried doing

$ brew install split
$ brew install gnu-split

It says the command is not available:

Error: No available formula for gnu-split 

How can I install any specific gnu command, on mac os (and linux as well)?

1 Answer 1


From https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/69223/how-to-replace-mac-os-x-utilities-with-gnu-core-utilities

Brew install coreutils

your commands will be accessible with g préfix so call gsplit

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