csplit



CSPLIT(1)                        User Commands                       CSPLIT(1)




NAME

       csplit - split a file into sections determined by context lines


SYNOPSIS

       csplit [OPTION]... FILE PATTERN...


DESCRIPTION

       Output  pieces of FILE separated by PATTERN(s) to files ‘xx01’, ‘xx02’,
       ..., 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

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       Read standard input if FILE is -.  Each PATTERN may be:

       INTEGER
              copy up to but not including specified line number

       /REGEXP/[OFFSET]
              copy up to but not including a matching line

       %REGEXP%[OFFSET]
              skip to, but not including a matching line

       {INTEGER}
              repeat the previous pattern specified number of times

       {*}    repeat the previous pattern as many times as possible

       A  line OFFSET is a required ‘+’ or ‘-’ followed by a positive integer.


AUTHOR

       Written by Stuart Kemp and David MacKenzie.


REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO  warranty;  not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.


SEE ALSO

       The 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 coreutils csplit

       should give you access to the complete manual.



csplit (coreutils) 5.2.1           July 2005                         CSPLIT(1)

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