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Old 05-31-2001
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Firts of all, I'm sorry for my English.

My problem:

I have text file with few Form Feed symbols (FF, ASCII code =12) inside (for example - some report, consists of some pages for

I want to split this text by pages - each page (until FF symbol)
in single file.

I suppose to use UNIX command <csplit>. Am I right?

But I don't know, how can I pass control symbol string as parameter to this command :-(

Help, please!

# 2  
Old 05-31-2001
Usually the form feed is denoted in unix with "^L". In this case you could do something like:

csplit input_file '/^L/' '{*}'

You can produce the ^L character by typing Ctrl-v Ctrl-L on your keyboard.
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Old 06-01-2001


It works!

My mistake was that I tried to use construction '\f' as
parameter (It seems to me, that I don't understand correctly the meaning of such metasymbols - Is that true?)

You advice was very important for me, THANKS!

I will be happy to help You in Your problems, if You have them Smilie
My specialisation - Oreacle & SQL.

Best wishes to You!
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