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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 '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.

use sprintf FORMAT instead of %02d
use PREFIX instead of 'xx'
do not remove output files on errors
suppress the lines matching PATTERN
use specified number of digits instead of 2
do not print counts of output file sizes
suppress empty output files
display this help and exit
output version information and exit

Each PATTERN may be:

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 an integer optionally preceded by '+' or '-'

AUTHOR

Written by Stuart Kemp and David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS

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COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2024 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://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 <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/csplit>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) csplit invocation'

July 2024 GNU coreutils 9.5