Man page of CSPLIT
Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: June 2009
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csplit - split a file into sections determined by context lines
[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
A line OFFSET is a required `+' or `-' followed by a positive integer.
Written by Stuart Kemp and David MacKenzie.
Report csplit bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org
GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
Copyright © 2009 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.
The full documentation for
is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the
programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info coreutils 'csplit invocation'
should give you access to the complete manual.
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