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Manual Reference Pages  -  GCSPLIT (1)

NAME

csplit - split a file into sections determined by context lines

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Author
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

csplit [\,OPTION\/]... \,FILE PATTERN\/...

DESCRIPTION

Output pieces of FILE separated by PATTERN(s) to files ’xx00’, ’xx01’, ..., and output byte counts of each piece to standard output.

Read standard input if FILE is -

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
--suppress-matched
  suppress the lines matching PATTERN
-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

    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

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report csplit translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/csplit>
or available locally via: info \(aq(coreutils) csplit invocation\(aq
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GNU coreutils 8.25 CSPLIT (1) January 2016

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