How can i break a text file into parts that occur between a specific pattern

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Old 11-11-2009
How can i break a text file into parts that occur between a specific pattern

How can i break a text file into parts that occur between a specific pattern?

I have text file having various xml many tags like which starts with the tag "<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>" . I have to break the whole file into several xmls by looking for the above pattern.

All the tags occuring in between the above pattern will form a seperate xml to be created.

Please Help,

Thanks in advance Smilie
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Old 11-11-2009
Pls post the input data and desired output expecting.
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Old 11-11-2009
Inpurt is >>
<fileName>Name1<fileName><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><Name> Abhinav</Name>
<fileName>Name2<fileName><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><Name> Abhinav</Name>

Desired output will be >>

Two xml files with the name Name1 and Name2 as given in the input and having contents as coming in the input...

1st file
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><Name> Abhinav</Name>

2nd file
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><Name> Abhinav</Name>

Actually we can search for the file Name tag >>>

i am new to UNIX so helpless
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Old 11-11-2009
something like this :
awk '/<fileName>/ {co++; print >> "File_"co ;next} { print >> "File_"co }'  File_name.txt

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Old 11-11-2009
In your reply File_Name.txt will be the input file or the output

---------- Post updated at 08:13 AM ---------- Previous update was at 08:00 AM ----------

Hey panyam ... that was qute useful..

BUt i need the names provided in the fileName tag as the names of the different files created...

ex: Name1.xml and Name2.xml
# 6  
Old 11-11-2009
Try this:

awk -F"[<>]" '/fileName/{f=$3".xml"}{print > f}' file

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Old 11-11-2009
thanks franklin....

Great help...

I being new dont understand the script you wrote...

Can you please explain a bit... or send a mail .. my mail id is

Last edited by Franklin52; 11-11-2009 at 11:46 AM.. Reason: email address removed, no answer by email
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