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GNU coreutils 8.32
March 2020

coreutils

The basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities of the GNU operating system

coreutils-common

coreutils common optional components

coreutils-doc

Documentation for the GNU Core Utilities

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.
-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: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report any translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2020 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 \(aq(coreutils) csplit invocation\(aq
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