Some applications require the input files separated each on them containing one single parameter or step. This is not the most efficient way to retrieve it from MARS but the solution is very easy.
For example, imagine that you want to retrieve 3 parameters for the same date 20181001,run 00 and type=pl but you need to have them in 3 separate files. The steps would be:
Retrieve the data following the Retrieval efficiency recommendations, in this case the 3 parameters together:
This will create 3 different files, one per parameter: