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Old 10-29-2009
Breaking up a file


I have a file that looks like this - lets call it fileA


So the file is pretty straight forward. The name is indicated by >(name) and on the next row you have the line for the name.

What I want to do is break the file up so that each >(name) and the line is put into a separate file.

Also the (name) would be indicated as the new file name.

So the output would look like this (broken into 3 files):




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Old 10-29-2009
nawk '/^>/ {if (out) close(out); out=substr($0,2) ".txt"}{print > out}' myFile

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Old 10-29-2009
awk -F">" '$2 { file = $2 ".txt"; next } { print > file }' fileA

# grep . h*

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