csplit – split a file into sections determined by context lines
csplit [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 bugs to <email@example.com>.
Copyright © 2008 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 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.