CSPLITSection: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2007
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NAMEcsplit - split a file into sections determined by context lines
SYNOPSIScsplit [OPTION]... FILE PATTERN...
Output pieces of FILE separated by PATTERN(s) to files `xx00', `xx01', ..., and output byte counts of each piece to standard output.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
- -b, --suffix-format=FORMAT
- use sprintf FORMAT instead of %02d
- -f, --prefix=PREFIX
- use PREFIX instead of `xx'
- -k, --keep-files
- do not remove output files on errors
- -n, --digits=DIGITS
- use specified number of digits instead of 2
- -s, --quiet, --silent
- do not print counts of output file sizes
- -z, --elide-empty-files
- remove empty output files
- display this help and exit
- output version information and exit
Read standard input if FILE is -. Each PATTERN may be:
- copy up to but not including specified line number
- copy up to but not including a matching line
- skip to, but not including a matching line
- repeat the previous pattern specified number of times
- repeat the previous pattern as many times as possible
AUTHORWritten by Stuart Kemp and David MacKenzie.
REPORTING BUGSReport bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
SEE ALSOThe full documentation for csplit is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and csplit programs are properly installed at your site, the command
- info csplit
should give you access to the complete manual.