csplit man page

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

See Also

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/c…>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) csplit invocation'

Info

November 2016 GNU coreutils 8.26 User Commands