CSPLIT(1) User Commands CSPLIT(1)

csplit - split a file into sections determined by context lines

csplit [OPTION]... FILE PATTERN...

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.

use sprintf FORMAT instead of %02d
use PREFIX instead of 'xx'
do not remove output files on errors
suppress the lines matching PATTERN
use specified number of digits instead of 2
do not print counts of output file sizes
suppress empty output files
display this help and exit
output version information and exit

copy up to but not including specified line number
copy up to but not including a matching line
skip to, but not including a matching line
repeat the previous pattern specified number of times
repeat the previous pattern as many times as possible

A line OFFSET is an integer optionally preceded by '+' or '-'

Written by Stuart Kemp and David MacKenzie.

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Full documentation https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/csplit
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) csplit invocation'

March 2024 GNU coreutils 9.5