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CSPLIT(1)								FSF								 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 `xx01', `xx02', ..., 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 %d -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 --help display this help and exit --version output version information and exit Read standard input if FILE is -. 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
Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.
COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICU- LAR PURPOSE.
SEE ALSO
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. csplit (coreutils) 4.5.3 February 2003 CSPLIT(1)